Trouble for Nigerian singer Olamide as his hit song ‘Science Student’ has been declared as ‘unfit for broadcast’ by broadcasting watchdog, Nigeria Broadcasting Commission, (NBC).
The NBC slammed a Not To Be Broadcast (NTBB) warning against the song which appeared to be making airwaves.
The Head of Public Affairs, NBC, Hajia Maimuna Jimada confirmed the commission’s stand on the trending song to Saturday Tribune, stating that while the regulatory body did not ban the song outrightly, it considered it unfit for broadcast.
“NBC does not ban music. Our mandate is on what goes on Radio and TV. Olamide’s Science Student has been declared ‘Unfit for broadcast,’” she said.
Asked about the context in which the song was declared unlawful, Jimada, hinted on the profligate mention and the subtle promotion of illegal drugs. She also issued standing warning to all broadcasting corporations within its jurisdiction.
“We have communicated all our licensees for compliance or they will face sanctions,” she said.
Olamide mentioned the use of prohibited drugs such as Tramadol, illicit substances such as Monkey tail, Skushi, Codeine, Shisha, Alomoterming, referring to those who use the mixtures as Science Students.
This classical attribution follows what science students do in the laboratory, which is mixing chemicals.
The singer appears to reveal these activities in his song using expressions like ‘ashiri eko otituloju ewe, ashiritu, (the revealing of secrets)’.
Watch Olamide Speak on ‘Science Student’ below: