We don’t want any more of it! NBC bans Oliver Twist


 by Ifreke Inyang


In a controversial move, the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation, NBC, has banned  D’banj’s new single,’ Oliver Twist’. According to an early morning  tweet from the Mo’Hits’ boss and producer of the track, Don Jazzy, the new viral hit song has been banned by the NBC for containing lyrics the body categorizes as ‘Lewd”.

“LEWD LYRICS???,” Don Jazzy twitted. “Na this our 10-10 kobo A 4 apple, B for ball lyrics dem take big grammar ban sha. Lol!,” the reminder of the tweet reads.

NBC has effectively issued a circular to all media houses to stop playing the song on radio or TV stations with immediate effect. Subsequently, fans continue to react to the ban and have been expressing their views via their various twitter accounts.

User @Flozillionaire opined  the regulatory body is focusing on minor issues at the expense of the real trouble plaguing the industry.

“NBC, una no find how to solve piracy issues. Dey there dey ban correct tunez.. Using panadol for AIDS.. smh for u all..” @Flozillionaire tweeted. “Hello NBC, I’m listening to @iamdbanj Oliver Twist. Oya, come and arrest me, Good work by @DONJAZZY,” another user, @deandiran, teased.

Don Jazzy however followed his earlier tweet with another calling for calm.“Tweeps, pls worry not about the banning of Oliver o. E dey happen. We’re kinda used to it ow. Ijebu garri no dey do advert but e dey sell.”

The ban is not expected to affect the Oliver Twist competition which is ongoing though.




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Comments (3)

  1. Well,4 me,if the NBC are claiming 2 be rite,why nt banding songs that make no sense at alk.atlist 2% of the track is education while 98 is corrupted words.am nt blaming him coz it wat 9ja demands he gives dem.a true God gifted artiste wil nt sing in dat manner.snoop dogg and tupac.hop u knw d 1 who makes sense and spoke d truth.music is about preaching and nt market talk.i knw wat sayin 18years in dis game is nt 18sec.NBC pls juge rite and ban wat is suporse 2.people no longer wats 2 get lecture frm music.jst depends on beats and to me its taboo.

  2. I fell in love wit Oliver twist d first time I listen to it and can't do without listening and singing it in a day……..I wonder why NBC would ban it……don't they recognise or know good lyrics…….d best part of d lyrics is d labata, lebete, sebede aspect of it.xoxo……Oliver twist on my mind right now cos I always want more

  3. I had no idea how to approach this before-now I'm lkoecd and loaded.

cool good eh love2 cute confused notgood numb disgusting fail