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NBC denies banning Olamide, Davido and 9ice's music

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In an interview with The Cable , the director of broadcast monitoring , NBC , Idachaba Armstrong, has said it is the responsibility of the TV stations to ensure offensive songs don’t air and not them, Asdeenvibez gathers.

He said the ban notice on ‘Wo ’ and ‘Wavy Level’ by Olamide, ‘Fall ’ by Davido and ‘Living Things ’ by 9ice did not come from the commission .
He 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 a statement on every album released in this country . The broadcaster has the responsibility to do the needful . NBC does not ban songs , we don ’t have any business with the artists . It is left for NBC to tell stations to ensure the songs and videos are fit for broadcast before putting them on air .
It is the responsibility of broadcasters to ensure they don ’t come on air . They are supposed to do what is called gate-keeping and they should have editorial control over their content but broadcasters now carelessly air songs without exercising that editorial discretion . They abdicate that responsibility and then expect us to start chasing them . ‘ The songs are actually offensive . ”
Speaking further , Idachaba said “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 . ”
The NBC official said broadcast stations that air offensive songs would be fined by the commission .
“We will impose the necessary sanctions on the stations .

If the stations contravene any of the broadcast code , they will be fined . Once NBC picks it up, we call the stations to order and impose the necessary fine . First, we caution you , then impose a fine afterward , which can be between 50-100 k. But if they are recalcitrant , it can rise to 500 k. ”
The Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria has also issued a statement saying it ’ s not in their jurisdiction to ban songs from airing .
Olamide has also stated that he never intended to promote tobacco use and violating Tobacco Control Act 2015.

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