Connect with us


NBC does not ban songs – DG NBC



The Director – General of National Broadcasting Commission, Ishaq Midibbo -Kawu , has clarified the recent media report that his commission banned some songs .
Midibbo – Kawu clarified this in Ilorin , the Kwara State capital while reacting to the demolition of Ayefele ’ s Music House in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Sunday by the state government.

He said Nigerians must understand the statutory mandate of the NBC .

“ It is important to let Nigerians understand that NBC does not ban any song .

“ I read on social media platforms all the time that NBC banned a song; the commission never bans any song.

“ What NBC does all the time is to remind our licensees that there are certain categorisation of music that are important in broadcasting .

“ If a song is categorised , “ Not To Be Broadcast ” ( NTBB ) because of the lyrics of the song, then , we will remind the broadcasters that they cannot be broadcast .

“ This is what it is misinterpreted in the social media that we banned the song, ” he said

The director general also refuted the allegation that NBC was “ carrying out a Jihad on Nigerian songs ” based on a petition by a faith- based human rights organisation , Muslim Rights Concern.

READ ALSO  COVID-19: Churches, mosques to hold one hour service as Ishamiya, Sunday schools, others remain closed – FG

He stressed that the NBC did not carry out any Jihad , but only responded to a song on a radio station because it had lyrics that were NTBB .

Kawu gave an assurance that the Federal Government , through the NBC , would not infringe on artistic liberty or licence.

He , however , reminded artistes and

broadcast organisations of their responsibilities to Nigerians and the youths, in particular .