The Director-General of the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Ishaq Midibbo-Kawu has clarified recent media reports that his commission banned some songs, stating that Nigerians must understand the statutory mandate of NBC.
“It is important to let Nigerians understand that NBC does not ban any song. I read on social media platforms all the time that NBC banned a song, the commission never bans any. What NBC does all the time is to remind our operates that there are certain categorisation of music that are important in broadcasting. If a song is categorised, Not To Be Broadcast” (NTBB) because of the lyrics of the song, then, we will remind the broadcasters that they cannot be broadcast”, he said.
He went further to say: “This is what it is misinterpreted in the social media that we banned the song.
The Director-General also refuted the allegation that NBC was carrying out a jihad on Nigerian songs based on a petition by a faith-based human rights organization, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC).
He stressed that the NBC did not carry out any jihad, but only responded to a song on a radio station because it had lyrics that were NTBB. He gave an assurance that the Federal Government through the NBC would not infringe on artistic liberty or licence.
He however reminded artistes and broadcast organisations of their responsibilities to Nigerians and the youths in particular.
“Last week I issued a press release to urge Nigerian artistes to have different versions of their songs. They should do a version that can be used for public broadcast space and another version for club usage which can carry all kinds of lyrics that they want if they want their songs to be broadcast on radio and television in Nigeria, these songs must conform to rules and must be songs that young people can listen to,” he said.
He disclosed that the commission was planning a national dialogue with Nigerian leading artistes on the need to avoid vulgar lyrics and hate speeches in their songs. “The truth of the matter is that 75 per cent of our population is under the age of 35, while 63 per cent is under the age of 25, so we have a younger population. If you go on You tube, Olamide Song ‘Wo’ his over 10 million hits.
“That tells you the kind of influence these young artistes have on all our children in the country. They should help to orientate the young people on the right values. If their songs celebrate sex violence, use of drugs, alcohol and fraud, then they are not helping in moulding young people. We believe that the young generation who listen to them can be guided through the use of their artistic works to play functional social purposes in the society”, he said.
He said the dialogue would focus on the need for the artistes to use their music to propagate positive messages about development.
I’m Eager To Find Love Again -Tiwa Savage
Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, has declared her desire to find love and experience once again. The Koroba Crooner shared her deepest wish with her fans and followers via her instagram page. The number one African bad girl is highly optimistic that her prince charming will seek her out soonest as she is ready to be found and pampered with love.
Tiwa shared a picture of herself as she looked gorgeously dressed in a beautifully tailored pink dress for Toyin Lawani’s wedding reception. She captioned it ‘somebody’s son will find me one day.
Savage was married to Tunji Balogun popularly know as Tee Billz Balogun on November 23, 2013 the couple held their traditional marriage at the Ark in Lekki, while their white wedding was held on April 26,2014 at the Armani Hotel, Dubai.
In 2015, Tiwa gave birth to her first child with Tee Billz. However, in 2016 the singer announced the crash of her marriage as she accused her husband of financial recklessness, drug addiction and abandonment.
Burna Boy Drinks From Grammy Award Plaque
It is no news that Burna Boy was nominated by the organisers of the grammy awards event and won the award with his popular album Twice As Tall. The award remains a highlight for all the nominations, awards won and every other achievement so far in his musical career.
The self acclaimed African Giant was out clubbing with friends over the weekend and made sure to take along his grammy award plague. In the viral video which surfaced on the internet, the kilometer singer was seen in the club in the company of friends as they celebrated his taking receipt of his grammy win.
In the course of their celebration Odogwu held out the gold plague as champaign was poured into it after which he drank the entire content. The video has gone viral and got social media users talking and expressing diverse opinions, while a popular boy has criticised the Afro fusion singer for taking his plague to a club, noting he and his plague have begun a nation wide tour and may visit all the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.
Social media users have become defence ministers for Burna Boy and they have slammed the blog while hailing the artite, noting the grammy win was well deserved and he can celebrate and do whatever makes him happy with his plague.
Dansonko said: “Celebrate your wins, you worked for it, you deserve it and no one can tell you otherwise.
Alibaba, Banky W, Others Attend Wizkid’s Debut Album’s 10th Anniversary
On June 12, 2021, Grammy Award winning music star, Wizkid celebrated the 10th anniversary of his debut album, ‘Super Star’. In a documentary shared on Wizkid’s insa stories, industry giants like Bankyw, Alibaba, Femi Kuti, Basket Mouth and others took turns to speak on the 30-year-old singers evolution since his successful debut.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of the album under BankyW’s Eme, Wizkid released a docu-series titled. “A super star’ made in Lagos on his you tube page and shared across his social media handles.
Speaking in the docu-series, wizkid reflects on his childhood, recalling his early days in Surelere and being the last child of his parents. Wizkid took time to share his experience in BankyW’s Enyire Maths Entertainment (EME) which signed him and released the album.
“Getting signed to Bankyw was one of the amazing things that happened to me, it was just an amazing moment for me, it changed my life,” Wizkid said.
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