“We did not ban Shoki” – National Brodcasting commission denies sanctioning Lil Kesh’s song

by Kolapo Olapoju

The National Broadcasting commission of Nigeria has refuted claims that it banned ‘Shoki’, a song by YBNL signed artiste, Lil Kesh.

The commission disclosed this on Friday, 19 September, through its Twitter handle, saying, “Its come to the NBC’s attention that we allegedly banned “Shoki”. We at the National Broadcasting Commission can confirm there was no such ban. A club version of the song cannot be played on radio.”

According to the commission’s tweets, the club version of the song which contains vulgar lyrics was played around 9am which is considered as “family time”. It further stated that the radio station which played the club version of ‘Shoki’ was asked to play only a suitable broadcast version of the song.

The NBC said, “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.”

The tweets of the commission also revealed that the unidentified radio station had been sanctioned for playing a club version during family time. The National Broadcasting commission, however, failed to reveal the identity of the radio station in question.

The song, ‘Shoki’ was released earlier this year by ‘Lil Kesh’, a protege of indigenous rapper, Olamide. The song has since become a nationwide hit, especially after it started a dance-move.


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