The NBC’s has made an annual duty of announcing songs that have been banned from the airwaves. Earlier this week, a list including Davido’s dual hits “Fall” and “IF” (Remix) , Olamide’s “Wavy Level” and latest single, “Wo”, and 9ice’s controversial “Living Things” surfaced online, flagging these tracks down for the lack of “decency”.
According to the NBC, Olamide’s “Wo” falls short of our society’s ubiquitous moral standards because it’s accompanying video violates the 2005 Anti-Tobbaco act, thanks to Olamide’s smoking. Davido’s “Fall” and “IF” (Remix), fall into the same category due to the lewd sexual content of the lyrics, while 9ice’s “Living Things” is getting the axe because of how it controversially celebrates the music industry’s booming Yahoo-Yahoo culture.
The usual drill for tracks like these, means they will no longer be played on free-to-air broadcasts on the radio or TV. The irony however lies in the intent behind the ban.