It was confirmed that it was a case of information misrepresentation or fake news generated with the sole purpose of drawing attention and mobilizing traffic. However, with the list invoke, the NBC might have to reconsider the songs enlisted and further advise networks on how to go about the songs on their air ways.
Just a week after its release, Olamide’s 996k video ‘Wo’ which was complained about by the National Ministry of Health on Friday, 18th of August has been allegedly banned by National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) from being played in any broadcasting house with visible directives sent to radio stations.
This ‘ban’ news was made public on 22nd August 2017, when the alleged message sent in by NBC was revealed, showing that there are other songs on this list other than Olamide’s ‘Wo’ such as Olamide’s Wavy Level, Davido’s ‘IF’ Remix and ‘Fall’, 9ice’s ‘Living Things’.
While social media is in frenzy with this list going around, Signalng reached out to the Head of Public Affairs of NBC, Mrs. Maimuna Jimada who was surprised to hear the news as she informed that she was not aware of such list coming from the office of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). This statement made us gave a double check to this list and a couple of things were noticed to not be right in the list released, an observation further commented on by the Mrs. Maimuna Jimada;
If you look at the report, you would know there was something fishy about it because the NBC is the National Broadcasting Commission and not a “Corporation” as being reported by the media outlets disseminating the news.
She went further to state that;
“First of all, the NBC does not ban songs. We only insist that broadcasters exercise a sense of responsibility in the kind of content they allow to go on air. So even if the NBC has placed such a restriction on any of these songs, it does not constitute a ban. They can still be played at nightclubs, streamed on the Internet, played at home and on people’s mobile devices. But I am not aware of the NBC releasing any list banning or putting a restriction on any of those five songs. It is also possible that one of our regional offices advised stations under their jurisdiction about these songs and it is now being misinterpreted as a ban.
While Social media is heating up due to what seems to be a fake news, we await the final statement of NBC concerning this report.
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