According to Citi Showbiz, henceforth, Nigerians will not be hearing Davido’s ‘If’, ‘Fall,’ and three other Nigerian hit songs on their airwaves.
According to another report by naijaloaded.com.ng, the Federal Government of Nigeria through the National Broadcasting Corporation has banned Davido’s two hit songs, Olamide’s ‘Wo’ and ‘Wavy Level,’ and ‘Living Things’ by 9ice.
This comes a few days after the Federal Ministry of Health had openly aired it displeasure about visuals to ‘Wo.’ In its own opinion, the video portrays a bad message that encourages second-hand smoking.
Taking to its Twitter account, the ministry revealed that ‘Wo’ which featured a line where Olamide mentions cigarettes, contravenes Nigeria’s laws on Tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship. The risks from this include cancers, respiratory & cardiovascular diseases.
“The public is informed of the dangerous public health content & violation of Tobacco Ctrl Act 2015 in “Wo” by @olamide YBNL #ClearTheAir,” they tweeted.
The content & video contains scenes that violates the ban on Tobacco Advertising, Promotion & Sponsorship provision of the act #ClearTheAir
— Health Ministry NGR (@Fmohnigeria) August 18, 2017
The general public who were not pleased with the ministry’s decision also expressed their dissatisfaction through these tweets:
dis must be a joke. Leave d guy abeg nd focus all yur power on driving decease like Larsa fever out of @Nigeria
— Temitope Oriade (@I_amTorpee) August 20, 2017
Provide links to the act please.. Let’s read, dissect and judge… It’s our struggle.. Not yours…
— Iyalaje Of Emirates! (@MzMary_Cathryn) August 20, 2017
You didn’t talk about the factories in Nigeria producing deadly gasses capable of reducing d life span of Nigerians..u talk of Wo?
— viviannaeji (@Viviannaeji) August 22, 2017