Following prevalent reports that the National Broadcasting Commission had issued a statement banning the songs of Olamide, Davido and 9ice from being broadcast, the commission has debunked the viral reports, adding that it is not in the business of banning songs.
Director of broadcast monitoring , Idachaba Armstrong, told newsmen that a ban notice of ‘Wo’ and ‘Wavy Level’ by Olamide, ‘Fall’ by Davido and ‘Living Things’ by 9ice did not originate from the NBC. Recall that the ban notice has been circulating online for a few days.
Armstrong said: “First of all, NBC is a commission, not a corporation.
“Nobody at NBC issued a statement to the effect. We can’t be issuing statements on every album released in the country. The broadcaster has the responsibility to do the needful.NBC does not ban songs, we don’t have any business with the artistes. It is left for NBC to tell stations to ensure the songs and videos are fit for broadcast before putting them on air.The whole idea of offensive vulgar lyrics. It is the responsibility of broadcasters to ensure they don’t come on air,”
When asked If the songs are actually offensive, he said:” The songs are actually offensive.I have reliably gathered that some of those songs are actually offensive, regarding the lyrics. Some of these songs are for clubs.These stations that should practice self-regulation are lazy and unprofessional in their conduct. We will impose the necessary sanctions on the stations. If the stations contravene any of the broadcast code, they will be fined,” he said.
Olamide on Tuesday took to Twitter, declaring that he did not intend to promote tobacco in his video.