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Saturday, 26 January 2013

NBC Bans Videos of P-square, Wande Coal, Timaya, Five Others


The Nigerian Broadcast Commission (NBC) has placed a NTBB ban on a new set of music videos.
NET gathered that the banned videos include Psquare (Alingo), Wande Coal (Go low), Timaya (Bum bum), Flavour (Shake) for being ‘suggestive and provocative’. Others include D’Prince (Take banana), Goldie (Ski bobo), Chuddy K (Brazilian hair) and Tillaman (Koma roll).
In response to the ban, Psquare’s publicist, Bayo Adetu said, ‘We also just saw the story online this morning and we do not think that the NBC’s ban is justifiable’.

He also added that the ban would not make any difference since the video has already gone worldwide and is definitely loved by the fans.
NBC has always exercised its power to regulate the contents on Nigerian television and radio stations especially in recent times. It would be recalled that videos like Femi Kuti’s ‘Bang bang bang’, Konga’s ‘Baby konga’, and most recently, DJ Zeez’s ‘Body Language’ have come under the axe of the NBC.
NET has tried to reach the NBC to confirm the ban, but the commission is yet to respond. Be sure that NET will continue to update you on the issue.

The videos have been banned for different reasons and they are expected to be taken off every local television stations only. NBC does not regulate what airs on cable channels like MTV Base, Soundcity, Trace and Channel O, as well as internet platforms like Youtube and Vimeo.
In a release by the NBC, the videos classified as ‘not to be broadcast in whole or in part’, were banned for different reasons. The videos include and the reasons are as follows:

1. Tillaman ft. Vector- Koma Roll (contains erotic and suggestive dance steps)
2. Wande Coal- Go Low (scenes of nudity in the video)
3. D’Prince - Take Banana (contains erotic, vulgar words and suggestive dance styles)
4. Flavour- Shake (vulgar and suggestive dance steps)
5. Goldie- Ski Bobo (featuring a minor with suggestive and immoral dance steps)
6. Chuddy K- Brazilian Hair (features children and ladies with suggestive and erotic dance steps)
7. Timaya- Shake your Bum bum erotic and suggestive dance steps with vulgar lyrics.
8. Psquare- Alingo (erotic scenes at the end of the musical videos)

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