Just few days after the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) banned ‘This is Nigeria’ by Falz, Saturday beats reached out to popular entertainer, Falz. The rapper argues that he was blunt not vulgar, so the action made by the commission is ridiculous and baseless.
Since the release of the song, ‘This is Nigeria,’ has sparked some controversies. First was with an Islamic group, Muslim Rights Concern who called for the song to be banned because ladies in hijab were dancing and the group believed it was against their religion, but the reason did not suffice. Second was this week when NBC fined a radio station, for the sum of N100,000 when it aired the song. The Nigerian Broadcasting Commission claimed the song made use of vulgal words unfit for airplay because of this line,
“This is Nigeria, look how we living now. Everybody be criminal,”
In an interview with Saturday beats, The singer turned actor told Saturday Beats that he did not know if there was any conspiracy to ensure that the song never enjoyed airwaves, but he was aware that the song could have hit some nerves of certain people. He further disclosed that he would investigate why his song was banned through his lawyers.
“I do not know if the fact that some group wanted me to retract the song is linked with this new development but I know that there were a lot of messages in the song and it is hitting a lot of people in the wrong places and that is what is making them react in that manner. However, there was absolutely no basis for the NBC to ban that song. I am going to have to write to them through my lawyers to find out what is really going on. When I find out the reason behind the ban, I could ask them to lift it if need be and if they do not adhere to my request, I might have to seek legal redress,” he said.
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