Sunday 28 January 2018

NBC bans Olamide's new single 'Science Student' from being played on radio, TV

Nigeria Broadcasting Commission has slammed a 'Not To Be Broadcast (NTBB)' warning against Olamide's recent song, 'Science Student.'

The notification proscribing the song from being broadcast was sent to all radio and television stations across the country during the week. .

Also, the Head of Public Affairs, NBC, Hajia Maimuna Jimada, confirmed NBC’s stand on the trending song to Saturday Tribune on Wednesday, stating that while the regulatory body did not ban the song outrightly, it considered it unfit for broadcast. “NBC does not ban music. Our mandate is on what goes on Radio and TV. Olamide’s 'Science Student' has been declared ‘Unfit for broadcast,’” she said.

On the context in which the song was declared unlawful, Jimada hinted on the profligate mention and the subtle promotion of illegal drugs. She also issued standing warning to all broadcasting corporations within its jurisdiction.

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