The Nigerian Broadcasting Commission has allegedly asked radio stations in the country to discontinue airing the controversial socio-conscious record ‘This is Nigeria’ by Nigerian rapper and law graduate ‘Falz Tha Bahd Guy’.
The record which is a spinoff of the popular ‘This is America’ single by American rapper and actor Childish Gambino was released amidst cheers and criticisms over the content of the song and the artistic expressions on the video.
While many commended the rapper for using his music to speak on the ills the common Nigerian suffers daily, members of the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) complained that the video was a spite to the Islamic religion.
Popular Nigerian OAP, Folaranmi Folayan, shared the notice sent in by the commission as she pondered what could have been the reason for the decision. She further lamented that this could the reason why many talented Nigerian artistes refrain from making more conscious music.
See her tweet below:
Apparently Falz’s line “this is Nigeria; look how we living now. everybody be criminal” has been flagged “vulgar” and the song is now declared “unfit for radio”.
See why sometimes I can’t blame our musicians if they choose to give social commentary a wide berth? pic.twitter.com/7bp3ZENluK
— Folaranmi Folayan (@TheFavoredWoman) August 9, 2018
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