Ace rapper, Folarin Falana, popularly called Falz, berated the ban of his song, This Is Nigeria, by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC.
In a letter from NBC dated August 6, 2018 and signed by Igomu Onoja, its Zonal Director, the commission banned the Falz’ song.
On his Instagram page, Falz shared a picture of the letter allegedly written by NBC zonal office in Jos to a media organisation in the zone, fining it for playing certain songs, including Falz’s.
He captioned the social media post: “This is Nigeria. Look how we living now, everybody be criminal” is apparently a vulgar line 😂🤣”
However, NBC had explained 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.”
Also, NBC banned from being aired was singer, Wande Cole’s song: ‘Iskaba’ alongside Olamide’s ‘See Mary, See Jesus.’
Recall 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.