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D'banj's new viral hit song "Oliver Twist" has been banned by the NBC on grounds of using "Lewd Lyrics".
NBC has effectively issued a circular to all media houses to stop playing the song on radio or TV stations with immediate effect.
AMC think the NBC is a bit harsh on this one. There are more pressing issues like piracy that needs their attention, instead of chasing a song that has lately energized the African entertainment scene.
Don Jazzy's Reaction:
In a response to the alleged NBC ban on D’banj’s latest song ‘Oliver’, Mo’Hits C.E.O and beatmaker Don Jazzy has played down the censor saying that ‘they only banned it because they have the power to do so’.
News of the ban first came from popular rapper Ruggedman who spread the news via Twitter: ‘NBC strikes again. 1st @IAM2SHOTZ Supermandead is banned. Now its @iamdbanj Oliver Twist. Na wah o cc @DONJAZZY’, @Ruggedybaba tweeted. The rapper further disclosed that he got the information on the ban from radio station Cool FM Abuja.
He continued, ‘The truth is that the person that banned this song will hear this song till he is sick of it. He will hear it at almost every party he goes to. He will hear it from the cars that will drive pass him. He will hum the melody even in his sleep. He’ll probably record his own version of the Oliver video sef lol. He is doing his job so let’s allow him exercise his power. It’s allowed. May God bless him and his hustle. No long thing’.
The hit producer who performed along with the Mo’Hits crew at the recently held Koko Koncert in London, also had a word for his fans. ‘Shout out to all Mo’Hits Records fans out there. May God continue to bless you all for the love and support o. Una too much. Please follow me on twitter my name na @donjazzy. See you guys soon. IDJA’.