NBC bans songs by Davido, Olamide, 9ice
The National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) on Tuesday banned five Nigerian songs, tagging them as “Not to be Broadcasted.”
The banned songs include Olamide‘s “Wo” and “Wavy Level“; Davido‘s “Fall” and “If (Remix)“; and 9ice’s “Living Things.”
The songs have been banned from being aired across the Nigerian airwaves.
“This is our position: video contravenes the act. Innocently or otherwise Tobacco Promotion Advertising Sponsorship is banned in all forms.”
The Federal Ministry of Health had in a tweet on Friday said that the video to Olamide’s “Wo” violated the Tobacco Control Act 2015.
The public is informed of the dangerous public health content & violation of 🇳🇬 Tobacco Ctrl Act 2015 in "Wo" by @olamide_YBNL #ClearTheAir pic.twitter.com/oVlUI976yJ— Health Ministry NGR (@Fmohnigeria) August 18, 2017
In June this year, the Ministry of Health, had launched a campaign to ban smoking in public places including motor parks, shopping malls and health care centres.