Falz's "This Is Nigeria" Video May Be Banned
Following the spontaneous reactions that trailed Falz the Bahd Guy's latest video, This is Nigeria, the National Film And Video Censors Board (NFVCB), Abuja, the agency in charge of censorship and rating of music videos and movies has reacted.
The video contains scenes depicting police harassment, the snake-swallowing money episode amongst several other issues affecting the nation.
The Director, Licensing Department of the NFVCB, Cornell Agim said the rapper, Falz didn't bring his music video for licensing and rating before he released it to the public and unfortunately, the agency's monitoring team hasn't reported the video to the directorate.
He said that, though it is their job to censor and rate videos before they get to the public, they can't be everywhere.
"That is why journalists and members of the public affected by the visuals are expected to notify them. With that, they can investigate the videos.
"The agency does censorship and rating of music video before it gets to the general public. We ensure we do analysis of those videos.
"We also try as much as possible not to tamper with the creative intention of any artiste except they come with some obscenity, which we most time kick against.
"But Falz didn't bring his music video for licensing before it gets to the public. As the Director of Licensing, I haven't seen the video. Same as the agency. None of our monitoring team has brought it to my notice. Hence, we didn't censor it before it gets to the public," he added.