Saturday, February 2, 2013

Why We Stopped TV Stations From Airing Alingo, Take Banana, Bum Bum, Etc – NBC

The Nigerian Broadcast Commission (NBC) says it did not ban the videos of Psquare, Timaya, Tilaman, D’Prince and others, as previously reported in the media. Speaking through its Acting Public Relations Officer, Maimuna Jimada, NBC said the commission was simply using its NTBB (Not to be broadcast) directive, to  ensure that musical videos and audios made for public consumption are safe. ‘If a music video or audio has content that is not suitable for broadcast we tag these videos and audio as not to be put on air’, she told a NET reporter. ‘Also we inform stations across the country not to broadcast them’, she added. Also commenting on the NTBB directive, the Deputy Director and Head of Corporate affairs, National Films and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), Mr Yunusa Tanko, says the board was unaware of the development. He said although the board was in charge of censoring the content of musical video, artistes failed to bring their works to the board for proper check before broadcast. He explained that since the videos were produced for broadcast, it was also the duty of NBC to monitor their contents.

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