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NBC fines radio station for playing: This is Nigeria,Iskaba and See Mary, See Jesus

NBC fines radio station for playing: This is Nigeria,Iskaba and See Mary, See Jesus

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has fined a radio station in Jos for playing songs on its banned list that includes Wande Coal's 'Iskaba', Falz's 'This is Nigeria' and Olamide's 'See Mary, See Jesus'.

This was conveyed in a letter dated August 6th, 2018 and addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, JODAJ Global Communications Limited, Jos, owners of Jay FM 101.9.
The letter which was shared by popular Lagos based radio personality, Folaranmi Folayan states varying reasons for the fine ranging from 'vulgar and indecent lyrics' in contravention of the body's regulations.
In the letter, it confirmed that the controversial song by Falz, 'This is Nigeria', which generated a number of reactions following its release including an ultimatum from the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) group had already been banned.
Other songs on the list include Wande Coal's 2016 hit single 'Iskaba' alongside DJ Kaywise and Olamide's 'See Mary See Jesus' released earlier in the year, which was banned for 'casual use of the names 'Mary' and 'Jesus'.
NBC fines radio station for playing: This is Nigeria,Iskaba and See Mary, See Jesus

The letter in part reads:

''On 30th July, 2018 at about 9.56am, your station aired a song by Falz titled ''This is Nigeria'' laced with vulgar lyrics, ''this is Nigeria, look how we living now, everybody be criminal.''
Also on August 1st 2018, at about 3.50pm, you aired a song by Wande Coal titled, ''Iskaba'' with vulgar lyrics, ''Girl you de make me kolo, shaking the ass like kolo'' in contravention of Section 3.6.1 and 3.13.2.2c.'' the letter read.
The body therefore fined the radio station an amount in the sum of N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) only.

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