NBC bans Falz’s controversial song ‘This is Nigeria’
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has placed a ban on talented Nigerian Music star, Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz’s song, ‘This is Nigeria’ noting that the song has vulgar contents as well as lyrics.
This was made known by the regulatory body in a letter dated 6th August 2018 and signed by its Zonal Director, Igomu Onoja.
NBC noted that a part of the song – “This is Nigeria; look how we living now everybody be criminal” has been tagged “vulgar” and the song is now declared “unfit for radio”.
The broadcast regulatory body also banned; Wande Cole’s song: ‘Iskaba’ alongside Olamide’s ‘See Mary, See Jesus’, from air play.
It could be recalled that Muslim Right Concern (MURIC) had requested Falz to take down “This is Nigeria” video over some “offensive” scenes which, they claimed, ridicules their religion.
This sparked controversy online as some Muslims criticised MURIC for not giving an ultimatum to Boko Haram and murderous herdsmen.