Folarin Falana, better known as Falz, has stated that there was absolutely no basis for the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission to ban his “This is Nigeria” song.
Speaking in a recent interview with the Saturday beats, Falz said “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”.
Recall that ever since the lawyer trained music star released the song, it has been shrouded in controversy.
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Wuzup Naija had also reported that NBC had fined a radio station to the tune of N100,000 for playing the song which they said was unfit for airplay.
The NBC said the song was “laced with vulgar lyrics” and as such contravened Section 3.6.1 and 220.127.116.11 of its constitution.
Falz said that he felt it was ridiculous for the commission to ban the song, arguing that it was not a vulgar song but a socially conscious piece of art which addresses the current issues in the country.
“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, the music star said.
Falz further said that he did not know if there was any conspiracy to ensure that the song never enjoyed airwaves but he was aware that the song could have hit some nerves of certain people.
He further disclosed that he would investigate why his song was banned through his lawyers.
“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,” Falz added.