Rapper and actor, Falz, has reacted to the ban of his famed song ‘This is Nigeria’ by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
The ban was disclosed in a letter from the NBC dated 6th August 2018 and signed by its Zonal Director, Igomu Onoja.
According to NBC, a part of the song – “This is Nigeria; look how we living now everybody be criminal” has been tagged “vulgar” and the song is now declared “unfit for radio”.
Falz wasn’t pleased with the ban as he took to Instagram to lament why his lyrics “This is Nigeria; look how we living now everybody be criminal” appears to be vulgar.
The song is an adaptation of American rapper, Childish Gambino’s much talked ‘This Is America’.
Like Gambino, Falz’s song addresses essential national issues ranging from; politics, religion, social vices and insecurity in the song.
Recall that Muslim group, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), was angered by Falz’s ‘This Is Nigeria’ music video, saying the “video manifests ethnic bias against Fulanis while it ignored the criminal activities of ethnic militia of the Middle Belt who have also massacred Fulanis.”