Tuface Idibia has taken a swipe at the National Broadcasting Corporation for allowing the popularity of ‘bad songs’. Innocent Ujah Idibia said that the NBC has failed in their job of regulating the kind of music that flooded the airwaves and that the Corporation was doing little or nothing to help the Nigerian Music Industry.
He voiced this out in an interview with E-Daily when quizzed about the challenges facing the music industry. The veteran musician said that the youths ears have become accustomed to bad music and that the music scene is as a result no longer encouraging for upcoming musicians who sing good music.
“The youths have their mind tuned to the kind of music being made now; it’s difficult to remove it. It has to be a deliberate action to do so”, he said.
The veteran musician argued that radio stations don’t want to play songs with rich lyrics anymore because they are no longer in vogue. He further added that people were not interested in sponsoring such kind songs because they lacked marketability and profit making potential.
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2Baba maintained that the NBC aren’t proactive and ban songs only after they have gone viral. “It is very important that we have a responsible government and to have that we must have responsible people because if we don’t have responsible people, this is the kind of government we will keep having”, he said.
Tuface may not be far from the truth as Falz’s ‘This is Nigeria’, ‘Isakaba’ by Wande Coal and ‘See Mary, See Jesus’ by Olamide were only banned after they had gone viral.
According to the NBC, the songs faulted in the following ways: Olamide used the religious names Mary and Jesus in ways too casual and as such contravenes Section 4.3.1; Wande Coal’s Isakaba had a vulgar line ‘Girl you dey make me kolo’ which contravened 188.8.131.52c of the NBC laws.