The National Broadcasting Commission has banned a number of new music videos from being broadcast anywhere in the country.
Artistes whose works are affected by the action include Psquare, Wande Coal, Timaya, Flavour, D’Prince, Goldie, Chuddy K and Tillaman.
The videos were banned for containing erotic lyrics and scenes, promoting nudity and for showcasing what the NBC describes as suggestive dance steps.
The offending videos, according to the commission, are listed as Psquare’s Alingo, Wande Coal’s Go low, Timaya’s Bum bum, Flavour’s Shake and D’Prince’s Take banana.
Goldie’s Ski bobo and Chuddy K’s Brazilian Hair came under NBC’s axe for featuring minors and exposing them to indecent dance steps. Tillaman’s Koma Roll was not exempted.
A spokesman for Psquare, Bayo Adetu, has described the ban as an unnecessary and unjustifiable action.
As a major regulatory body, the NBC keeps close watch on the contents of music videos and audio CDs broadcast by Nigerian television and radio stations.
In the past, the body had cause to officially kick out Afrobeat musician, Femi Kuti’s wave-making song Bang Bang Bang and Konga’s Baby konga from the air space. Quite recently, the commission had to flex its muscles when DJ Zeez’s Body Language fell short of its expectations.
In a release by the NBC, the videos classified as ‘not to be broadcast in whole or in part’, were banned for different reasons. The videos include and the reasons are as follows:
1. Tillaman ft. Vector- Koma Roll (contains erotic and suggestive dance steps)
2. Wande Coal- Go Low (scenes of nudity in the video)
3. D’Prince - Take Banana (contains erotic, vulgar words and suggestive dance styles)
4. Flavour- Shake (vulgar and suggestive dance steps)
5. Goldie- Ski Bobo (featuring a minor with suggestive and immoral dance steps)
6. Chuddy K- Brazilian Hair (features children and ladies with suggestive and erotic dance steps)
7. Timaya- Shake your Bum bum (erotic and suggestive dance steps with vulgar lyrics)
8. Psquare- Alingo (erotic scenes at the end of the musical videos)