The NBC has come out to deny reports it recently embarked on a ‘banning’ spree
– Speaking via the commission’s public affairs head, it said they do not ban songs
– Instead, they ‘restrict’ them
Following reports that the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has banned songs by popular musicians Olamide, Davido and 9ice, the commission has come out to deny that they made any such move.
Mrs. Maimuna Jimada, the NBC’s Head of Public Affairs speaking in a recent interview said she is not aware of any such directive emanating from the NBC.
“First of all, the NBC does not ban songs. We only insist that broadcasters exercise a sense of responsibility in the kind of content they allow to go on air. So even if the NBC has placed such a restriction on any of these songs, it does not constitute a ban.
They can still be played at nightclubs, streamed on the Internet, played at home and on people’s mobile devices. But I am not aware of the NBC releasing any list banning or putting a restriction on any of those five songs. It is also possible that one of our regional offices advised stations under their jurisdiction about these songs and it is now being misinterpreted as a ban,” she told Signal.
The NBC has denied banning songs by Olamide, Davido and 9ice.
She further said the photo making the rounds showing a list of the banned songs (Olamide‘s Wo and Wavy Level; Davido‘s Fall and If (Remix); and 9ice’s Living Things), is fishy.
“If you look at the report, you would know there was something fishy about it because the NBC is the National Broadcasting Commission and not a “Corporation” as being reported by the media outlets disseminating the news.”
In other words, you can still enjoy these songs from your favourite artistes.