The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission,(NBC) has slammed a Not To Be Broadcast (NTBB) warning against the recent trending song by Olamide Baddo titled “Science Student” for the subtle promotion of illegal drugs. The Head of Public Affairs, NBC, Hajia Maimuna Jimada confirmed NBC’s stand on the trending song on Wednesday, stating that while the regulatory body did not ban the song outrightly, but considers it unfit for broadcast.
“NBC does not ban music. Our mandate is what goes on Radio and TV. Olamide’s Science Student has been declared ‘Unfit for broadcast,’” Hajia Maimuna Jimada said.
This slam is to stop all Radio and TV station under the jurisdiction of the NBC from playing the song.
Asked about the context in which the song was declared unlawful, Jimada, hinted at the profligate mention and the subtle promotion of illegal drugs. She also issued standing warning to all broadcasting corporations within its jurisdiction.
“We have communicated all our licensees for compliance or they will face sanctions,” she said.
Olamide had previously said the Science Student Song does not promote Drug Abuse and asked people to abstain from Drugs.
Since the release of #ScienceStudent, the support has been massive. As you are all sharing, dancing, singing along to this relatable music of mine, I want you all to take some time to reflect on the subject, say no to drug abuse. Don’t abuse alcohol. stop mixing what you don’t know about. Live responsibly and drink responsibly. Don’t aspire the ‘highness state’ but a state of purpose fulfillment and passion discovery. Together let’s put an end to drug abuse and save as many lives as possible. The video will be out soon and I can’t wait for you all to see it. #SayNoToDrugAbuse#DrinkResponsibly#ScienceStudent
Olamide Said in a post on Instagram.