NBC: “Lil Kesh’s ‘Shoki’ Not Banned”

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This report that Lil Kesh’s Shoki had been banned but I seriously doubted this news and decided not to report it till the report was confirmed.

Well, I’m happy to announce that as I expected, it wasn’t banned.

Following reports that Lil Kesh‘s song, Shoki has been banned by the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation(NBC), the NBC has responded through its official Twitter account that the song has not been outrightly banned.

Although the broadcast regulator mentioned that the song was not banned, a radio station was reportedly sanctioned for playing a club version of the song during the ‘Family Time’ belt, the period when children have access to the mass media like TV and radio.

The NBC statement goes thus: ‘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’.

‘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.’

Find the tweets below: –

We at the NBC did not ban “Shoki”- by @mynameiskesh. We simply asked the suitable broadcast version to be played on the radio.

4:45 PM – 19 Sep 2014

— nbcgovng(@nbcgovng) September 19, 2014

A club version of the song cannot be played on [email protected]_YBNL

— nbcgovng(@nbcgovng) September 19, 2014

The club version contains vulgar lyrics which was played around 9am which is considered as “family time”.@[email protected]@notjustok

— nbcgovng(@nbcgovng) September 19, 2014

The station that aired the club version was asked to play only a suitable broadcast version of the [email protected][email protected]@ToolzO

— nbcgovng(@nbcgovng) September 19, 2014

This said station has been sanctioned for playing a club version during family [email protected]@[email protected]_YBNL

— nbcgovng(@nbcgovng) September 19, 2014

We at the NBC did not ban “Shoki”- by @mynameiskesh. We simply asked the suitable broadcast version to be played on the radio.

4:45 PM – 19 Sep 2014

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