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Banned! Davido, Olamide, Iyanya, others get NBC hammer




Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), the government regulatory body controlling the broadcast industry has descended on some artistes banning at least 18 of their songs.
According to memos sent to station heads, NBC said free-to-air channels are not allowed to broadcast music containing vulgar lyrics, obscene scenes and violence.
So the banned songs contravened the law.
According to an insider source, a particular mention was made about Davido’s Fans Mi, which the NBC says is promoting ostentatious lifestyle, drug trafficking and indecent exposure.
It was also gathered that the Nigerian Drug law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) had before now expressed serious concerns about the video of the song.
The banned songs include Wizkid‘s In My Bed, Fans Mi by Davido (featuring American rapper Meek Mill), Olamide‘s Shakiti Bobo and Iyanya‘s collaboration with Don Jazzy, Gift.

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Others are Tony Montana by Naeto C featuring D’banj, Oyari (Dr Sid and Tiwa Savage), Gbese (Lil Kesh), Ibadi (May D), Tesojue (Reminisce), Yayo (Phyno), Lomo (Jhybo) and Pre‘s The Girl.

The NBC also banned three foreign songs: Nicki Minaj‘s Anaconda, Post to be by Omarion featuring Chris Brown and Jhene Aiko and Ace Hood’s collaboration with Rick Ross titled Bugatti.
Established on August 24, 1992, the NBC derives its powers from Act 38 of 1992 and Act 55 of 1999 as amended.

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