NBC Bans Broadcast Stations from Airing Song for Allegedly Containing Immoral Lyrics

Balarabe Shehu Ilelah

 NBC said in a statement issued on September 6, 2022 that the song ‘Warr’, apart from expressing immorality, uses inappropriate language which no good society can accommodate adding that explained that it violates sections 3.18.2 and 3.9 of the Nigerian Broadcasting Code.

The Commission maintained that Gwanja’s song contain direct vitriol and the video exhibited how some actors got drunk from taking alcohol, adding that the clip, which has now gone viral on social media and YouTube, also teaches how to drink alcohol.

The Commission expressed concern over the airing of the song on some television stations in Northern Nigeria, which made it think that the presenters did not listen to the clip properly before airing it.

Recently released by Ado Gwanjo, the songs ‘Warr’ and ‘Chass’ are among the songs that have attracted a lot of attention among the youth in Northern Nigeria, especially the way they imitate the lyrics on their TikTok pages.

NBC warned that violation of its directive to radio and television outlets may result in the media being penalized.