Falz maintains that the song, which seems to be the butt of controversy since its release, is socially conscious music that talks about the current situation of Nigerians in Nigeria.
“I am going to have to write to 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 if need be and if they do not adhere to my request, I might have to seek legal redress,” the rapper and actor told Punch.
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Falz is not willing to take things likely with the ban of his song, ‘This is Nigeria’ following the ban by NBC.
“If they ban this song, then I do not understand them because that song is definitely not a vulgar song,” he said.
Continuing, Falz said “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.”
Falz has also hinted that the reason his song, This is Nigeria, seems to be drawing attention from different quarters is because it is hitting people in wrong places.
According to Pulse, the rapper said because he was blunt with his words in the song, the message seems to be hitting many people in high places in wrong places.
“The only thing is that I was very blunt about the way I talk 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.’
“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. However, there was absolutely no basis for the NBC to ban that song,” he said.
MURIC gives Falz 7 days to withdraw ‘This is Nigeria’ video
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has threatened to sue Falz to court if he refuses to withdraw the viral video, ‘This is Nigeria’ and apologize to Nigerian Muslims.
In the video, some girls wearing hijab are seen dancing “shaku shaku”
While explaining the reason he featured girls wearing hijab in his song, Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana says the girls are a representation of the abducted Chibok girls still in Boko Haram captivity.
However, MURIC disagrees with this position saying the girls in the video do not depict the situation of Chibok girls.