The National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) in Nigeria has banned five songs from being aired.
Describing the songs as “Not to be Broadcasted” the cooperation has ordered that the songs by three Nigerian artistes are not worthy for public consumption.
The songs include “Fall” and “If (Remix)“ by American-born Nigerian BET award winner, Davido.
The rest are Olamide‘s “Wo” and “Wavy Level” and 9ice’s “Living Things.”
In the case of rapper Olamide, his video “Wo” according to the Federal Ministry of Health violates the Tobacco Control Act 2015.
“This is our position: video contravenes the act. Innocently or otherwise Tobacco Promotion Advertising Sponsorship is banned in all forms.”
The 2015 Tobacco Control Act prohibits the promotion or advertise of tobacco or tobacco products except between a manufacturer, retailer and consenting persons above 18 years of age.
“No person shall promote or advertise tobacco or tobacco products in any form.
“No person shall engage or participate in any tobacco advertising, promotion or sponsorship as a media or event organizer, celebrity or other participant.”
The law further states that persons found guilty of producing or advertising, promoting or sponsoring such contents shall attract a fine of not less than N3,000,000 and a term of imprisonment of not more than one year.