List of Banned Songs By NBC In Nigeria (UPDATED)

Here list of some banned songs by NBC and watch videos of the songs as well, to hear for yourself and justify the claims by NBC for banning those songs. You can also download latest Nigerian songs HERE. Read on…

List of banned songs in Nigeria by NBC

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has banned the following songs by major Nigerian musicians. These set of songs are said to contain words, visuals and arts, which are not accepted or not inline with the regulations provided by the commission. These songs also depicts scenes which Promote illegal activities, drugs etc which are harmful both mentally, medically and otherwise and are thereby considered offensive for broadcast.

Their songs have been declared not fit to be broadcast and banned from being aired on all local radio and TV stations

#1. This is Nigeria, Falz

#2. Iskaba, Wande Coal, DJ Tunez

#3. Science Student- Olamide

#4. Thunder Fire You- Ric Hassani

#5. See Mary, See Jesus- DJ Kaywise ft Olamide

#6. Tiwa’s Vibe- Tiwa Savage

Artist Song Title Observation Remarks
Olamide 1. Wo
2. Wavy Levy

1. Fall
2. If (Remix)
9ice Living Things NTBB
Naira Marley 1. Tingasa
2. Am I a Yahoo boy

2. Video promotes ostentatious lifestyle. Audio contains line ‘Government na Barawo’

2. Suitable for broadcast but the word ‘Government na Barawo’ should be beeped
Tiwa Savage Vibe Video is NTBB: Video promotes ostentatious lifestyle and excessive alcohol display NTBB
Ajebo Hustlers ft Omah Lay Pronto Video is NTBB: Video promotes ostentatious lifestyle and audio is marred with explicit and graphical display of sexual exploits NTBB
Wizkid No Stress Video is NTBB: Video promotes ostentatious lifestyle and audio is marred with vulgar lyrics ‘Fuck’ ‘Suck’ and ‘Cum’ NTBB
Flavour ft Umu Obiligbo Ije Awele The lyrics portrays vices such as Prostitution or robbery as options or justifiable means of living. NTBB
Ms Banks ft Naira Marley Party Musical marred with vulgar expression, nudity and display of reptile as pet NTBB
Davido ft Chris Brown Blow My mind The words ‘Fuck’ and ‘Shit’ should be beeped Suitable for broadcast but the words ‘Fuck’ and ‘Shit’ should be beeped
Cheque and Olamide LOML Musical marred with nudity: Close shots of half naked dancers NTBB
Rugar Bounce Musical laced with explicit demostration of sexual exploits NTBB
Falz This is Nigeria “This is Nigeria, look how we living now, everybody be criminal,” were vulgar lyrics. NTBB
Wande Coal, DJ Tunez Iskaba, NBC are not in tune with the lines that went “Oh no, oh no, girl you dey make me kolo, shaking that ass like kolo,” Suitable for broadcast but the words ‘Oh no, oh no, girl you dey make me kolo, shaking that ass like kolo,”‘ should be beeped
DJ Kaywise ft Olamide See Mary, See Jesus With lines like, “You no believe me you no believe Jesu” and the chorus “See Mary, see Jesus,” the NBC had stated that the record was laced with casual use of these names which were considered sacred by Christians and as such had contravened a constitutional act. NTBB
Olamide Science Student Science Student which visuals according to them advocated for the use of drug abuse. NTBB
Ric Hassani Thunder Fire You Audio contains the words ‘Thunder Fire You ‘ NTBB
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What is NBC and what is it’s function?

The National Broadcasting Commission is the broadcast regulator of Nigeria which was set up on August 24, 1992, by Decree 38 of 1992 later amended as an act of the National Assembly by Act 55 of 1999 and now known as National Broadcasting Commission Laws of the Federation 2004, CAP N11 to among other responsibilities, regulate and control the broadcasting industry in Nigeria.

The commission in its advisory capacity to the federal government regularly adopts scientific research methods to gather data, analyze trends in line with the dynamism of the industry and advise government accordingly. The commission is also responsible to receive, process and consider applications for the establishment, ownership or operation of radio and television stations including cable television service, direct satellite broadcast and any other medium of broadcasting; radio and television stations owned, established or operated by the federal, state and local government; and stations run under private ownership.

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The commission recommends the above applications after due consideration, through the Minister of Information to the President, Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, for the grant of radio and television licenses. It is headed by Bello Shehu Ilelah, the current director general of the commission.

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