Media reports had within the past two days revealed that airplay restrictions have been placed on the song, drawing a huge outcry over the move. But the NBC have revealed that the song has no ban placed on it.
In response to reports which have circulated the media, the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) have revealed that they did not ban the hit song, Shoki By Lil Kesh.
Media reports had within the past two days revealed that airplay restrictions have been placed on the song, drawing a huge outcry over the move.
But the NBC have come out in a series of tweets to reveal it as untrue. According to the official twitter handle, they specifically mentioned that the song was not banned, but a radio station was restricted from playing a club version during 'Family Time”, that is the period when children have access to all media.
In their word: “We at the National Broadcasting Commission can confirm there was no such ban. A club version of the song cannot be played on radio. The club version contains vulgar lyrics which was played around 9am which is considered as “family time”. The station that aired the club version was asked to play only a suitable broadcast version of the song. During these times children are exposed to all media & it is the NBC’s duty to protect the broadcast rights of children.
"There is a broadcast code to follow by every broadcast station and this station failed to comply. This said station has been sanctioned for playing a club version during family time. We at the NBC did not ban “Shoki”- by Lil Kesh. We simply asked the suitable broadcast version to be played on the radio."