After going back and forth on the release of Olamide’s new hit single, Science Students, the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has deemed it fit to stop the song from airplay.
According to Tribune, the Agency was reported to have banned the song from airplay after many claimed the song supported the consumption of drugs by young individuals. Olamide’s song is never to be played on radio and on TV screens.
Confirming this report is the NBC’s head of public affairs, Hajia Maimuna Jihada, who disclosed that Olamide’s song Science Students has been declared unfit for broadcast. She added that stern warning has been issued to any broadcasting station that airs the song.
Jihada said: “NBC does not ban music. Our mandate is on what goes on Radio and TV. Olamide’s Science Student has been declared ‘Unfit for broadcast’. She further went on to mention that the song’s subtle promotion of illegal drugs was the main reason for declaring it unlawful as she issued a stern warning to all broadcasting houses; We have communicated all our licensees for compliance or they will face sanctions .”
It could be recalled that on Tuesday, January 23, the singer took to his Instagram handle to warn Nigerians to stay away from illegal drugs. He added that people should not just dance to his songs but try and stay away from alcohol and mixture of illegal substances.
In his post, he also urged youths to live and drink responsibly.