National broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has come out to give reasons why Davido, Olamide and 9ice songs were banned. NBC recently released a list of five Nigerian songs unsuitable for broadcast, the songs include, Olamide’s “Wo” and “Wavy Level” Davido’s “Fall” and If (remix) and 9ice’s “Living Things”.
The Federal Ministry of Health in a recent tweet stated that Olamide’s “Wo” is unsuitable for broadcast:
“The public is informed of the dangerous public health content & violation of Tobacco Control Act 2015 in WO” by @olamide_YBNL#ClearTheAir.
“The content & video contains scenes that violate the ban on Tobacco Advertising, Promotion & Sponsorship provision of the act #ClearTheAir”.
NBC had cautioned all licensed radio stations in the country to adhere to city-based FM radio transmission or risk revocation of their operating radio licenses. NBC acted according to the 2015 Tobacco Control prohibiting anyone from promoting or advertising tobacco to persons above 18 years of age. The act also states that,
“No person shall promote or advertises tobacco or tobacco products in any form.
“No person shall engage or participate in any tobacco advertising, promotion or sponsorship as a media or event organizer, celebrity or other participant”.
Olamide’s “Wo” violated these laws and therefore was banned.
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