NBC Bans Olamide’s Song Again


The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has put a stop to one of the singles of Olamide entitled ‘Don’t Stop’.

In a circular sent to broadcast stations in Nigeria and signed by the Director of NBC in Lagos, Mrs ‘Bunmi Cole, the supervisory body said it placed the ban on the music piece because it contains vulgar lyrics.

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The NBC, in the letter dated March 11, 2016, said this goes against section 3.6.1 of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code and urged broadcast stations to adhere to the directive.

“The Commission has observed the lyrics of a musical titled ‘Don’t Stop’ by Olamide. The musical, replete with vulgar lyrics, contravenes section 3.6.1 of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code which states:

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“Obscene, indecent, vulgar language, lewd and profane expression, presentation or representation is Not allowed.

“Expressions like ‘wa gba ponron’, ‘I just want to hit you now’, ‘now je kin wo be’, ‘it took your mama 9 months to make it’, etc are unacceptable in context.

“You are by this letter requested to place ‘Don’t Stop’ by Olamide on the NTBB list,” the circular said.

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Sometimes ago, the NBC directed stations from playing Olamide’s hit single, ‘Shakiti Bobo’ for similar reasons.

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