Songs by Olamide, Davido, 9ice banned in Nigeria

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has banned recent songs by Davido, 9ice and Olamide.

The five songs have been tagged by the NBC as “Not to be Broadcasted.” The corporation released the list, saying it has banned the 5 songs from being aired on all local radio and TV stations.

The songs are: Olamide‘s ‘Wo’ and ‘Wavy Level’, Davido‘s ‘Fall’ and ‘If(Remix)’, and 9ice‘s ‘Living Things.’

There has been no official reason why the songs were blacklisted.

The Federal Ministry of Health had in a tweet on Friday, August 18, 2017 said that the video to Olamide’s “Wo” is in violation of the Tobacco Control Act 2015. Tweeting the information via its official Twitter page, the Ministry of Health claimed that the video which features ghetto scenes in which youths are seen smoking, encourages second-hand smoking

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According to the 2015 law, anyone who violates the law faces the risk of a fine and jail term of not more than one year.

Persons that produce or publish advertising, promotion or sponsorship content shall attract a fine of not less than N3,000,000 and a term of imprisonment of not more than one year.

If the tenets of the tobacco-control act are followed to the latter, then the rapper is at risk of N3 million fine, one-year jail term over ‘Wo’ video.

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