The Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation (NBC)regulates the quality and decency of content that is played across all national broadcasting houses to mass audience.
The NBC possess a strict list of rules guiding the content of the music and videos, frowning on lewd videos, and debauched lyrics.
Pop culture on the other hand has gravitated the other way, with sensual and sexual content dominating the commercial artistes. Although there is some leeway over the degree of perversion of a song and video, sometimes, according to the NBC, artistes cross the line.
When this happens, the NBC comes down hard, banning the song from being broadcasted across all local media houses and channels.
A number of top acts have been affected by this ban, with YBNL rappers, Olamide and Lil Kesh bearing the brunt of the censorship as a four of their hit songs have been blacklisted. Rappers Reminisce and CDQ are also affected, May D, Wizkid, and Iyanya forming the core of singers to have been affected by the ban.
Pulse Music presents the most recent list of banned hit songs by the NBC. See them below.
Olamide – ‘Don’t stop’
Reminisce – ‘Tesojue’
Naeto C – ‘Tony Montana’ ft D’banj
Phyno – ‘Yayo’
Masterkraft – ‘Indomie’ ft CDQ, Olamide
Wizkid – ‘In my bed’
Iyanya – ‘Gift’ ft Don Jazzy
Lil Kesh – ‘Gbese’
May D – ‘Ibadi’
Olamide – ‘Bobo’
Olamide – ‘Falila Ketan’