Jan 29, 2013 – NBC Denies Banning Videos P-Square, Wande Coal, Timaya, Flavour, D’prince, Goldie, Chuddy K and Tillaman From Airing
The Nigerian Broadcast Commission (NBC) on Monday denied banning the broadcast of on some musical videos by Nigerian artistes.
Maimuna Jimada, the Acting Public Relations Officer of the Commission, said in Abuja that the commission was not aware of the ban. She said NBC was not in charge of banning musical videos, adding: “NBC has not banned any videos as we are not in-charge of placing a ban on music videos.”
Some newspapers had reported that the commission had banned some new musical videos from being broadcast in the country. The report named some of the affected artistes as P-square, Wande Coal, Timaya, Flavour, D’prince, Goldie, Chuddy K and Tillaman.
The report said the videos were banned for containing offensive materials.
Jimada said NBC was solely responsible for ensuring that musical videos and audios made for public consumption were safe.
“If a music video or audio has content that is not suitable for broadcast we tag these videos and audio as ‘not to be put on air’’.
Also we inform stations across the country not to broadcast them,” she said. She said that if a video was tagged as not to be aired, its producers could still reproduce them with better content for broadcast.
[Credit: Daily Times]