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8 February 2017

ART UNDER THREAT IN 2016: NIGERIA SERIOUS VIOLATIONS: 15 ACTS OF CENSORSHIP: 3 The cases of violations of artistic freedom of expression seen in Nigeria in 2016 reflect the complex political and religious systems in the country. Violations are implemented by the government, local state authorities, religious institutions, families, artistic …

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Music Freedom Day video: ‘From Zombies to Revolutionaries’

14 February 2016

  In the lead-up to the annual Music Freedom Day on 3 March 2016, Freemuse is proud to present the music video for a unique track with a group of today’s most powerful Arab and Iranian revolutionary artists joining together to cover Fela Kuti’s most powerful political song, ‘Zombie’. “Music …

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Nigeria: Fifty-seven suspected homosexuals arrested

6 September 2018

Lagos state police in Nigeria arrested 57 men, including a dancer, for alleged homosexual activities including gay initiation.

  Lagos state police in Nigeria arrested 57 men, including a dancer preparing to perform at a party, for alleged homosexual activities on 26 August 2018, reported News Agency of Nigeria. Imohimi Edgal, the state police commissioner, said officers stormed the Kelly Ann Event Centre in Egbeda at 2am after …

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Freemuse report on censorship in Nigeria: “Which way Nigeria?”

30 April 2003

Jean-Christophe Servant “Which way Nigeria?” Music under Threat: A Question of Money, Morality, Self-Censorship and the Sharia Freemuse, Copenhagen, April 2003 ISSN 1601-2127 Many Nigerian musicians battle for economic and professional survival, as the NTBB (Not To Be Broadcasted) code at national radio/TV, payola, and Islamic Sharia Laws affects the …

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