Nigeria: New list of songs banned by the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission

The Nigerian Broadcasting Commission NBC has wielded its hammer on songs of Nigerian artists, which the body feels are not appropriate for the Nigerian airwaves.


» The full list of 18 songs can be found here:
www.nigeriafilms.com


» See also: www.nigerianbulletin.com


UPDATE ON 19 SEPTEMBER

Musician: “Ban makes little or no difference”

The Nigerian hip-hop rapper Remilekun Abdulkalid Safaru, popularly known as Reminisce, or Alaga Ibil, was interview by Daily Post, where he shared his personal views on censorship and self-censorship:

“The ban on my song, Tesojue, actually makes little or no difference. The song was released last year and it enjoyed airplay towards the end of last year and early this year. I am not someone who often goes to a radio station with my songs, so the effect is very minimal.”

“There are songs that I make and do not give to radio stations. When you get famous to a certain extent, presenters go out of their way to download your song and play it on their shows. I really appreciate those that do that because they do it out of love. But whenever I submit my songs to radio stations, I make sure they are clean. For those that are not clean, I make sure I re-record them and edit the vulgar part for public consumption on the radio.”

“I think NBC should try to hire people that understand the industry because abroad, they also have these laws but once the radio version is clean, they do not disturb the artistes. They should create a screening board that would check our works and inform us of the ones they feel are not for public consumption. It is not fair that they make us go through the process of creating a hit song, and shooting the video with millions and they later tell us the song is banned.”

» Daily Post – 19 September 2015:
The ban on my song made little or no difference – Nigerian rapper, Reminisce
By Danielle Ogbeche