Falz Set To Take NBC To Court Over Song Ban
Nigerian rapper and actor, Falz is considering suing the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) after the regulatory body banned his song ‘This is Nigeria’.
The NBC said the song contains vulgar words, and is ‘unfit for radio’.
The trained lawyer disclosed in an interview that he felt it was ridiculous for the commission to ban the song, insisting that the song was not a vulgar song, but a socially conscious piece of art which addresses the current issues in the country.
“I think it is ridiculous that the Nigerian Broadcast Commission singled out the least vulgar line in the song and ascribed it to be the reason they banned the song. It is a very simple and clean song. The only thing is that I was very blunt about the way I talk about things.
''If they ban this song, then I do not understand them because that song is definitely not a vulgar song” he said.
Falz also stated that he was aware the song could have annoyed certain people, and promised his lawyers will be questioning why the track was banned.
“There was absolutely no basis for the NBC to ban that song. I am going to have to write to them through my lawyers to find out what is really going on.
''When I find out the reason behind the ban, I could ask them to lift it if need be and if they do not adhere to my request, I might have to seek legal redress,” he said.
The battle line seems to have been drawn between Femi Falana's son and the NBC, after the regulatory body drew first blood.
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