The National Broadcasting Corporation has banned five Nigerian songs having tagged them as “Not to be Broadcasted.”
The banned songs are Olamide‘s “Wo” and “Wavy Level“; Davido‘s “Fall” and “If (Remix)“; and 9ice’s “Living Things.”
The corporation released the list on Tuesday, saying it has banned the 5 songs from being aired across the Nigerian airwaves.
The Federal Ministry of Health had in a tweet on Friday said that the video to Olamide’s “Wo” violated the Tobacco Control Act 2015.
— Health Ministry NGR (@Fmohnigeria) August 18, 2017
The 28-year-old rapper, who is signed to his own record label, YBNL, had returned to Ladi Lak in Bariga where he was raised to shoot the video of his latest single.
In June this year, the federal government, through the Ministry of Health, had launched a campaign to ban smoking in public places including motor parks, shopping malls and health care centres.
The Health Ministry, in a communiqué, said according to Section 9 of the Nigeria Tobacco Control Act 2015, once convicted, offenders are liable to a fine of at least N50, 000 and/or six months’ imprisonment.
Tweeting the information via its official Twitter page, the Ministry of Health claimed that the video, which features ghetto scenes in which youth are seen smoking, encourages second-hand smoking.
This is not the first time that an Olamide song will be banned by the Nigerian regulatory body.
In 2016, just a few months after the ban of one of his songs ‘Shakiti Bobo’, NBC also banned, ‘Don’t Stop’ which is a track off Olamide’s 5th studio album, Eyan Mayweather, for its vulgar lyrics.
Defending the decision at the time, the NBC said the song was banned from being played on the airwaves for its ‘obscenity, being indecent, vulgar languages, lewd and profane expressions like ‘wa gba ponron’, ‘I just want to hit you now’, ‘je kin wo be…”
Rapper Falz had also in June criticized Ngerian musicians who glamourise fraud with their lyrics, a criticism fans took to be directed at 9ice for “Living Things.”
The actor and rapper stated that the recent trend of hailing Internet fraudsters in music is not helping future generations as the young ones are beginning to see this as a normal way of life.
He recounted the personal experience of challenges faced by Nigerians in other countries as a result of cyber crime.
According to the 2015 Tobacco Control Act, it is prohibited to promote or advertise 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,” it read.
According to the 2015 law, anyone who violates the law faces the risk of a fine and jail term of not more than one year.
Persons that produce or publish advertising, promotion or sponsorship content shall attract a fine of not less than N3,000,000 and a term of imprisonment of not more than one year.
If the tenets of the tobacco-control act are followed to the latter, then the rapper is at risk of N3 million fine, one-year jail term over ‘Wo’ video.
DJ Cuppy Acquires N162m Rolls Royce Phantom
Popular Nigerian disk jockey and singer, Florence Otedola a.k.a. DJ Cuppy is now a proud owner of a customised Rolls Royce Phantom estimated at N162 million.
The 26 year-old daughter of billionaire Femi Otedola, made this known on Friday in her Instagram handle @cuppymusic with a picture of the car.
“After a 13 month wait, finally picked up my new specially built order! Florence Ote #NewYearNewRide.’’
Cuppy, who is also a producer won Best Female DJ at the 2015 Nigerian Entertainment Award.
The Green Light crooner also collaborated with artists such as Tekno, Sarkodie in `Vybe,’ `Currency’ where she featured L.A.X, `Werk’ featuring Skuki and `Charge Up’ with MasterKraft.
In April 2014, Cuppy was appointed as the Tourism Ambassador for the country’s “Fascinating Nigeria’’ campaign by Nigeria’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation.
On Mar. 20, 2018, DJ Cuppy was announced as an Official DJ Ambassador for Pepsi.
On June 5, 2018, the billionaire’s daughter was announced as a Global Citizen Education Ambassador.
Simi Renews Wedding Vows To Adekunle Gold
After news broke that Simi and Adekunle Gold are in a romantic relationship, both singers began keeping their relationship secret; a decision many constantly questioned because there were also rumours that she may be dating Falz.
Though she refused to ever confirm if she was romantically involved with Adekunle Gold, she admitted that they were very close friends.
“When I met Adekunle Gold, I just knew him as a graphic artist, popularly referred to as the ‘King of Photoshop’. I didn’t even know he was a singer, but we just became close from there.”
But she dispelled rumours that she was dating Falz during an interview with Wazobia Max’s ‘Talk Talk’.
“I’m not dating Falz. I was not dating Falz. I never said I was dating Falz”, Simi said.
However, the cat is now out of the bag after a series of clues were pieced together to finally unveil the truth about their relationship; one of which was Simi’s public profession of love for Adekunle Gold after he came out to support her at her annual concert held in December 2018.
Adekunle Gold also hinted that they were in love when he stated on Twitter that Simi would continue to be the woman after his heart, after her support during his three days concert in December also.
To crown it all, the singers sealed their love with a low key traditional wedding in Lagos last week with a few friends and family members in attendance.
While many are still unsure if the singers are truly married, they have reassured each other of their undying love.
Adekunle Gold who recently released a new song, ‘Promise’, featuring Simi, posted the art work of the single on his Instagram page with the caption; “Promise me you’ll grow old with me and ride with me till the sun goes down”, to which Simi replied him on her own Instagram page saying; “I’ll ride with you till we’re a hundred and forty four.”
Popular Singers Adekunle Gold And Simi Are Getting Married Today With 300 Guests In Attendance
Nigerian alternate singer Adekunle Gold and pop superstar Simi, are reportedly set to wed three weeks after their secret wedding introduction in Lagos.
The lovebirds had their ‘secret wedding introduction’ weeks after setting the social media on fire, with their loved up picture on stage during Simi’s concert.
The gist which is currently trending on various social media platform such as Twitter and Instagram on Wednesday has it that the event will kick-off with the traditional marriage.
While their white wedding has been scheduled to hold tomorrow, January 10, with only 300 lucky invited guests billed to witness the beautiful and one of the most anticipated wedding in the music industry, set to take place at Ilashe Beach.
In December 2018, the lovebirds became the talk of the town after Simi shared a photo of themselves kissing on stage during her big moment where she shared the stage with Adekunle Gold at her concert.