Falz cover of “This is Nigeria” originally sung by Childish Gambino has been declared as vulgar and unfit.
After much social media outburst, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has finally banned Falz’s controversial song This Is Nigeria. They disclosed that the song is vulgar and not worthy of airplay.
Following this, they have shared a memo to all radio stations not to play the song ever again or pay the sum of N100,000 for violating their rules.
It appears that NBC is not comfortable with a particular line in the song which says, ‘this is Nigeria look how we living now, everybody be criminal’.
Also in that category was Wande Coal and the YBNL boss, Olamide. This letter was shared on Twitter by a user and radio presenter, Folaranmi Folayan (@TheFavoredWoman).
Folayan shared a copy of the letter with the caption: “Apparently Falz’s line ‘this is Nigeria; look how we living now. everybody be criminal’ has been flagged ‘vulgar’ and the song is now declared ‘unfit for radio’. See why sometimes I can’t blame our musicians if they choose to give social commentary a wide berth?”