Sept 18, 2013 – Wizkid The Matter & Phyno’ Songs Banned By NBC: Nigerian Radio Stations & TV Channels Ordered To Stop Airing Explicit Music
The popular saying nobody is above the law is in full effect in the Nigerian Entertainment Industry.
The body in charge of regulating what goes on air, Nigerian Broadcasting Commission aka NBC has banned Wizkid‘s hit song the matter from airing in any radio station or TV channels in Nigeria.
Another song that was banned for being too sexually explicit is Phyno‘s man of the year.
The main trigger in the above song was the lyrics.
In the case of Wizkid’s back to the matter song
Here is a sensitive lyrics that called NBC attention;
“20 man shall fall that day if you cross my lane … Oya back to the matter open and close”
NBC claims this line is too sexually explicit for minors to watch therefore a permanent ban has been placed on it.
Phyno’s Man of the year song also has a sensitive lyric like oburu na okwero iba tee ya vaseline meaning if e no gree enter apply vaseline
This was made know yesterday by Beat FM’s On Air Personality Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi on her official Twitter page with handle @GbemiOO
Hear what she said:
“Artistes pls censor your songs. Take the time to make a radio edit if you want it played on radio. NBC is breathing down our necks”
“They have instructed us not to play “The matter”, “Man of the year”
Listen to the music below;
Banned Wizkid The Matter Video
Banned Phyno’s Man Of the Year Video
Hope other artists will learn to sensor their songs properly before production to avoid this kind of disaster.