News filtered in last week on media,especially print and social network,that the newly released hit single by the multiple award winning singer cum entertainer,Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo,popularly known as D’Banj, was banned by National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
The song entiled,Oliver Twist has been receiving massive download online and enjoying airplay on local radio stations when report came that the song was banned for containing lewd lyrics.
Lewd lyrics,musically are indecent,obscene,vulgar,dirty and loose.Such songs,we learnt,are banned by the authority to protect children’s sensibility,who might want to listen or watch it.
The news spread very quickly because of the popularity of the song and the artiste,D’Banj,who recently signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music.
Since the release of the song a couple of weeks back,his partner and leader of the Mo’Hits,Don Jazzy has also launched on Twitter the Oliver Twist Dance Competition,which has attracted massive patronage from music pundits mostly because of the money attached to it.
Scores of music fans,home and abroad,have recorded their version of videos for the song before it was said to have been banned last week.
Don Jazzy,who was in Hammersmith Apollo,London,United Kingdom with other Mo’Hits stars including D’Banj for Koko Concert,twitted,” Please,worry not about the banning of Oliver Twist o.E dey happen.We are kinda used to it now.Ijebu garri no dey do advert but e dey sell.
Meanwhile,the Mo’Hits management,List Entertainment,Chief Executive Officer,Sunday Are,who returned to the country alongside other crew members on Sunday,September 4,2011,denied the report.
According to him,” We’re all in London for the Koko Concert when we heard that the song Oliver Twist was banned in Nigeria by NB Plc.So,we heard the news just like the way you also heard.It was later that Don Jazzy twitted,telling his fans not to be worried about the said ban.
As management company,however,Are said,” We called radio stations,since the song has no video yet,to confirm but they denied receiving any circular from NBC banning the song.
They even told us that the song will be on air till they have been notified officially”
Speaking on the lyrics,Are stated that there is nothing wrong with the lyrics,adding that,” D’Banj did not mention Omotola’s yansh as written by some media.What he said about Omotola was that verybody loves her.I want you to listen to the song again and tell me what is wrong there.