Singer and songwriter, Tiwa Savage, has reacted to the news that her single titled ‘Tiwa’s Vibe’ has been ban from airplay on local stations.
The single, which was released last month, was produced by Spellz, who also produced the song ‘Ma Lo’ featuring Wizkid, for which she took home the award for best collaboration at the Headies 2018.
According to her, the track ‘Tiwa’s Vibe’ was banned over her mention of alcohol and in a country where alcohol is legal, a fact she pointed out in her post, believing that the idea is absurd.
Tiwa took to her Instagram live feed to reveal that the song was banned on local stations because she said ‘shayo’ in the lyrics.
“Just heard ‘Tiwa’s Vibe’ is banned from local stations because I said shayo but alcohol is legal right,” she said.
Tiwa has come under scrutiny for performing songs that glamourise addictive substances.
She drew the ire of organisers of the Headies by performing DJ Enimoney’s ‘Diet’ at the award ceremony held in May.
The song, which plays on the consumption of codeine, features Tiwa, Slimcase and Reminisce.
The Nigerian government on May 1 announced a ban on the issuance of permits for the importation of codeine as the active pharmaceutical ingredient for cough preparation.
Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, said the move was necessary due to the gross abuse codeine usage has been subjected to in the country.
Olamide’s street anthem, ‘Science Student’, has also come under the hammer for musing about the recreational use and blatant abuse of street drugs.
All the songs have been declared “unfit for broadcast”.