NBC Bans Falz’s ‘This Is Nigeria’ Song, Others Over Vulgarity

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The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has banned Falz’s controversial song “This is Nigeria” from the airwaves on account of its “vulgarity”.

The commission also banned Wande Coal’s “Iskaba” and Olamide’s “See Mary, See Jesus”.

The NBC made its stance on the songs known in a letter signed by its Jos Zonal Director, Igomu Onoja (Ph.D) and addressed to Jos, Plateau State-based JODAJ Global Communications Ltd.

“The Commission has observed with great concern the continuous airing of vulgar and indecent music lyrics inspite of warnings both verbal and written to the station,” NBC said.

According to the commission,  Falz’s “This is Nigeria”contravened the broadcasting code by referring to Nigerians as “criminals.”

The NBC also stated that Olamide’s “See Mary, See Jesus” used Jesus’s and Mary’s name, which are revered in the Christian faith, casually in contravention of the code.

Also, Wande Coal’s song “Iskaba” was banned from the airwaves for containing the lyrics: “shaking the ass like kolo”.

See letter:


John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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