Wave making Nigerian singer, Folarin Falana has said he may sue the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, for banning his song “This is Nigeria”.
The singer and actor told PUNCH in an interview that there is absolutely nothing vulgar about the song.
“I will write them through my lawyers to find out what is really going on. When I find out the reason behind the ban, I could ask them to lift it and if they do not adhere to my request, I might have to seek legal redress,” he said.
Popularly known as Falz, his controversial song came under fire after the Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, issued a seven-day ultimatum ordering him to withdraw the video for the song in question and apologise to Nigerians or face legal action.
However, the group later dropped the ultimatum in a fresh statement signed by its Director Professor Ishaq Akintola, but said they would report the musician to appropriate agencies.
“I do not know if the fact that some group wanted me to retract the song is linked with this new development but I know that there were a lot of messages in the song and it is hitting a lot of people in the wrong places and that is what is making them react in that manner.”
He added; “There is absolutely nothing vulgar about the song and I think it is ridiculous that the Nigerian Broadcast Commission singled out the least vulgar line in the song and ascribed it to be the reason they banned the song. It is a very simple and clean song.
“The only thing is that I was very blunt about the way I talked about things. I do not know maybe some messages in the song hit them and that is the real reason they banned the song. The line was, ‘This is Nigeria, look how we living now. Everybody be criminal.’’ If they ban this song, then I do not understand them because that song is definitely not a vulgar song,” he stated