Falz’s This Is Nigeria is easily one of the most talked-about videos of 2018.
The fact that Falz’s This Is Nigeria passes social commentary seems to be lost on some people. A few months ago, Falz dropped his own parody of Childish Gambino’s This Is America. The video went viral shortly after and even featured on CNN.
According to Twitter user, Folaranmi Afolayan, the NBC chapter in Jos fined a radio station for playing Falz’s song and Wande Coal’s Iskaba. According to them, Falz’s song contains vulgar lyrics “This is Nigeria, look how we living now, everybody na criminal”.
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? pic.twitter.com/7bp3ZENluK
— Folaranmi Folayan (@TheFavoredWoman) August 9, 2018
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) aims to regulate the content broadcasted on radio. However, considering the fact that they’ve basically banned all our favourite songs, we have to ask, wyd NBC?
Granted, Nigerian musicians ought to do better with their lyrics – or at least record radio-friendly edits for the airways. However, banning songs like Tiwa Savage’s Tiwa’s Vibe and Olamide’s Shakitibobo shows that the commission should probably buy a Nigerian slang dictionary to understand the music better.
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