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Why Radio Stations Might Stop Playing Falz’s Song ‘This Is Nigeria’




The fight against Falz’s song ‘This Is Nigeria’ has been a long one, however the singer has been winning all of the battles.

The song has maintained airplay and positive reviews with some DJ putting it on rotation. However, it has suffered a setback, as a radio station has been banned for playing the song.

The victim of the ban is a radio station in Jos, which was fined 100,000 Naira for playing the song.
Months back, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), had written a letter to the radio station informing them that Falz’ song titled This is Nigeria is “laced with vulgar lyrics” and for playing the song, they will be sanctioned.
NBC fines radio station for playing Falz

The lyrics they pointed out that they had a problem with is the part that goes, “This is Nigeria, look how we living now, everybody be criminal.”

Also, the commission fined the station for playing Olamide’s song titled “See Mary, See Jesus.” The letter says Mary and Jesus are regarded as sacred by the Christian faith and as such contravenes section 4.3.1e.


The station was also cautioned for playing Wande Coal’s Iskaba with the lyrics, “Girl you dey make me kolo, shaking the ass like kolo” which NBC says is vulgar.


NBC has asked the station to pay the fine of 100,000 Naira within two weeks, else they will be made to face stiffer sanctions.


NBC fines radio station for playing Falz


Social media users have reacted in shock to the letter and wonder how Falz’ This is Nigeria can be considered vulgar.

NBC fines radio station for playing Falz


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