As far back as prominent performer , Falz, discharged the tune , ‘ This is Nigeria , ‘ it has been covered in debate. At first , Islamic gathering, Muslim Rights Concern required the melody to be restricted in light of the fact that a few women in hijab were moving Shaku and they trusted it was against the Islamic religion , yet their requests failed to attract anyone’s attention .
Amid the week , the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission fined a radio station to the tune of N100 , 000 for playing the melody which they said was unfit for airplay in light of this line , “This is Nigeria , look how we living now . Everyone be criminal , ” expressing that it made the melody obscene and it was in contradiction of Section 3 . 6 . 1 and 3 . 13. 2 . 2 of its constitution .
At the point when Saturday Beats contacted the performer , he said that he felt it was strange for the commission to boycott the melody , contending that it was anything but a foul tune however a socially cognizant bit of craftsmanship which tends to the present issues in the nation .
Falz said, “There is absolutely nothing vulgar about the song and I think it is ridiculous that the Nigerian Broadcast Commission singled out the least vulgar line in the song and ascribed it to be the reason they banned the song . It is a very simple and clean song . The only thing is that I was very blunt about the way I talk about things . I do not know maybe some messages in the song hit them and that is the real reason they banned the song . The line was, ‘ This is Nigeria , look how we living now . Everybody be criminal . ’ If they ban this song , then I do not understand them because that song is definitely not a vulgar song . ”
The vocalist turned performing artist revealed to Saturday Beats that he didn’t know whether there was any connivance to guarantee that the melody never delighted in wireless transmissions however he knew that the tune could have hit a few nerves of specific individuals . He additionally uncovered that he would examine why his melody was restricted through his attorneys.
“I do not know if the fact that some group wanted me to retract the song is linked with this new development but I know that there were a lot of messages in the song and it is hitting a lot of people in the wrong places and that is what is making them react in that manner . However , there was absolutely no basis for the NBC to ban that song . I am going to have to write to them through my lawyers to find out what is really going on . When I find out the reason behind the ban , I could ask them to lift it if need be and if they do not adhere to my request , I might have to seek legal redress , ” he said.