Broadcaster bans two songs for ‘un-Malawian words’
|Because of erotic lyrics with “sensitive and un-Malawian words”, Malawi Broadcasting Corporation has banned a Zambian and a Nigerian hit song.
On 12 November 2011, a Zambian hit song by Day-Vee, ‘Love Farmer’, and the Nigerian hit song ‘Sawa Sawa’ by DJ Flavour was reported by Malawi Today to have been banned by the state broadcaster, Malawi Broadcasting Corporation, MBC.
According to Malawi Today, the broadcaster’s head of presentation Cosmas Tchale confirmed the development saying the two songs have been banned for containing “sensitive and ‘un-Malawian’ words.”
Music Promotion Bureau
The song ‘Sawa Sawa’ is reportedly frequently played in homes, during weddings, engagements and most drinking joints.
The ‘Sawa Sawa’ ban is likely to be a huge blow to entertainment promoters in the country who have been planning to bring the artist in the country during December festivities.
Zambian Watchdog – 12 November 2011:
Malawi Today – 12 November 2011:
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