The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has allegedly banned ‘This is Nigeria’ by Nigerian musician Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz.
This was disclosed in a letter from the NBC dated 6th August 2018 allegedly written by NBC zonal office in Jos to a media organisation in the zone and by signed its Zonal Director, Igomu Onoja.
According to NBC, 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”.
The NBC also allegedly banned Wande Cole’s song: ‘Iskaba’ alongside Olamide’s ‘See Mary, See Jesus’
NBC’s alleged ban is coming a month and few days after the Muslim Right Concern (MURIC) requested Falz to take down “This is Nigeria” video over some “offensive” scenes which, they claimed, ridicules their religion.
irls because nothing in the video indicates that the girls represent the Chibok girls,” the statement read.
“At least none of the Chibok girls have been seen dancing like a drunkard. They are always in pensive mood. Do they have any cause to be dancing? Are they happy?
“The video manifests ethnic bias against Fulanis while it ignored the criminal activities of ethnic militia of the Middle Belt who have also massacred Fulanis and rustled their cattle in their thousands.
“We, therefore, demand its withdrawal and an apology to Nigerian Muslims within seven days or the authors and their agents will face legal action if they fail to comply”, MURIC had said in June.
Th call sparked controversy online as some Muslims criticized MURIC for not giving an ultimatum to Boko Haram and murderous herdsmen.