Nigerian government bans rapper's 'Wo', 9ice's 'Living things', Davido's 'If'

The record is one of five songs which has been tagged by the NBC as “Not to be Broadcasted.”

Olamide on set of 'Wo!!' video shoot.

The record is one of five songs which has been tagged by the NBC as “Not to be Broadcasted.” The corporation released the list, saying it has banned the 5 songs from being aired on all local radio and TV stations.

The songs are: Olamide‘s 'Wo' and 'Wavy Level',Davido‘s 'Fall' and 'If(Remix)', and 9ice‘s 'Living Things.'

There has been no official reason why the songs were blacklisted.

The Federal Ministry of Health had in a tweet on Friday, August 18, 2017 said that the video to Olamide’s “Wo” is in violation of the Tobacco Control Act 2015. Tweeting the information via its official Twitter page, the Ministry of Health claimed that the video which features ghetto scenes in which youths are seen smoking, encourages second-hand smoking.

Rapper Falz had also in June criticized musicians who glamorize fraud with their lyrics, a criticism fans took to be directed at 9ice for his lyrics in 'Living things.'

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