Falz sues NBC to Court for banning his song “This is Nigeria”
This is not a laughing matter. Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz The bahd guy, has filed papers in court challenging the ban placed by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on his song, “This is Nigeria”.
tvcontinental.tv gathered the court papers was filed through Falz’s lawyers, Adepetun Caxton-Martins Agbor & Segun (ACAS-Law), on November, 6, 2018, three months after the NBC sent a letter to JODAJ Global Communications Limited in Jos sanctioning them for playing Falz’s song, “This Is Nigeria” and banning the song from being played on radio, along with other songs.
A lot of Nigerians, including celebrities, criticized NBC for the ban, stating it was ridiculous, but the ban was upheld.
According to lindaikejisblog, Falz had hinted in an interview granted in August that he would write to the NBC to seek a justification for the ban and if necessary, seek legal redress in the courts.
He has now followed through on his words by taking legal action against the regulatory body.
The singer, who is also a lawyer, has taken steps in engaging his lawyers, ACAS-Law, to institute an action against the NBC challenging the ban.
Songs banned by the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) in the past include Femi Kuti’s Bang,Bang,Bang and ‘Wo’ by top lyricist, Olamide.