Reggae artiste, Austin Peters, popularly known as King Wadada, has called on the Federal Government to regulate musical content and movies in the country.
On Thursday, King Wadada told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the government should pay more attention to the activities of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), the agency responsible for regulating public works of art.
“NFVCB is expected to ensure that it properly censored musical videos and movies before they are released to the public in order to salvage the future of Nigerian youths,” he said.
The 44-year-old decried the increase in vulgar and obscene content in music and movies, pointing out the negative effects of youths, saying, “Circulation of music laced with vague languages, obscene movies and musical videos have negatively affected the youth, making them get derailed morally.”
He however blamed the media for promoting such music videos and movies.
The Kora Award winner advised up and coming artistes involved in internet fraud to desist from such acts as it could ruin their careers, saying musicians ought to be good role models and use their music for the good of the society.
“Music is a powerful means of communication; as musicians, we must use that medium positively to bring about positive change in the society and the individual,” he said.
King Wadada, formerly known as Prince Wadada, unveiled his record label, Wadada World class Entertainment, in 2018.