Just a few days in the past, the Nigerian Broadcasting Fee fined a radio station in Jos to the tune of N100,000 for taking part in the song ‘This Is Nigeria‘ by Falz which they stated was unfit for airplay due to the line, “That is Nigeria, look how we dwelling now. Everyone be legal,” stating that it made the song vulgar and it was in contravention of Part 3.6.1 and three.13.2.2 of its structure.
Reacting to the ban of the song, Falz in an interview with Punch stated he felt it was ridiculous for the fee to ban the song, arguing that it was not a vulgar song however a socially aware piece of artwork which addresses the present points within the nation.
In his phrases, “there may be completely nothing vulgar in regards to the song and I believe it’s ridiculous that the Nigerian Broadcast Fee singled out the least vulgar line within the song and ascribed it to be the explanation they banned the song. It’s a quite simple and clear song. The one factor is that I used to be very blunt about the best way I discuss issues. I have no idea possibly some messages within the song hit them and that’s the actual motive they banned the song. The road was, ‘That is Nigeria, look how we dwelling now. Everyone be legal.’ In the event that they ban this song, then I don’t perceive them as a result of that song is certainly not a vulgar song.”
He added that “I have no idea if the truth that some group needed me to retract the song is linked with this new improvement however I do know that there have been a whole lot of messages within the song and it’s hitting lots of people within the flawed locations and that’s what is making them react in that method. Nevertheless, there was completely no foundation for the NBC to ban that song. I’m going to have to write to them by means of my legal professionals to discover out what is de facto occurring. Once I discover out the explanation behind the ban, I may ask them to carry it if want be and if they don’t adhere to my request, I may need to search authorized redress”.