The national broadcasting commission (NBC) has charged a popular radio station in Jos for playing songs that it has declared banned. A letter released on Monday 6th, 2018 was sent to the CEO of JODAJ Global communications ltd citing that their station JAY FM 101.9 was in violation of the law for playing banned songs.
The letter explains that Jay FM played Falz ‘This is Nigeria’ among other banned songs by the commission. Other NBC banned songs include Iskaba by Wande Coal and See Mary, See Jesus by Olamide. All three songs were banned by the NBC for using vulgar language. Falz’s This is Nigeria in particular, raised an uproar from the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), sometimes last month for using Hijabs in the video.
MURIC director Professor Ishaq Akintola issued a statement dated June 11, 2018, saying that the movement would sue Falz for failing to take down This is Nigeria.
Apparently Falz’s line “this is Nigeria; look how we living now. everybody be criminal” has been flagged “vulgar” and the song is now declared “unfit for radio”.
See why sometimes I can’t blame our musicians if they choose to give social commentary a wide berth? pic.twitter.com/7bp3ZENluK
— Folaranmi Folayan (@TheFavoredWoman) August 9, 2018