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NBC bans Olamide, Davido, 9ice’s Songs

Less than 24 hours after the National Broadcasting Commission banned one of his recent songs, Wo, among others, from being played on the airwaves, popular rapper, Olamide Adedeji, has said that he never intended to cause harm to music fans with the song.

The rapper, popularly called Olamide, on Tuesday tweeted:

“No intentions of promoting tobacco to get people killed. I love my people, I love my country. One love, one Nigeria.”

 The NBC, on Tuesday, placed a ban on works by three of Nigeria’s top level music artistes for an alleged violation of its rules and regulations.It named Olamide’s Wo and Wavi Level; a remix of Davido’s If and 9ice’s Living Things as the culprits in a current list of banned songs and music videos that it released to the public.

Although the commission did not give specific reasons for banning the songs, the decision may have been influenced by a recent reaction from the Federal Ministry of Health to the music video of Olamide’s new song.

Last Friday, in a message posted on Twitter, the ministry kicked against the video of Wo, released a few days ago and described the content as contravening the Tobacco Control Act of 2015.

The Ministry of Health also noted that the video contained scenes showing youths of different ages openly smoking substances believed to be either cigarettes or narcotics and concluded that such scenes could encourage second-hand smoking among underage children anywhere in the country.

However, this is the third time that the NBC has brought down its hammer on a popular song by Olamide.

The last time was 2016, when two other songs by the rapper were slammed for what the commission described as “obscene and indecent” lyrics.

Also, before the ban on 9ice’s Living Things, the song had been fingered as the subject of a statement by fellow rapper Falz, which urged Nigerian musicians in general to be mindful of the kind of messages that they passed to the public in their songs.

Falz had appeared to be genuinely concerned about the impact of such messages on the youth. He pointed out that artistes who saw nothing wrong about glorifying Internet fraud, drugs and other anti-social behaviour were not doing the society any good.

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YM Launches Ghana Music & Arts Awards Europe 2019

Young Mission Entertainment in partnership with FOKS Entertainment has officially launched the ‘Ghana Music & Arts Awards Europe 2019’.

According to the Chief Executive Officer of YM Entertainment, Frimpong Ebenezer Amoako, this new scheme will celebrate all genres of arts by Ghanaians home, and in Europe. He made mention of the need to spread the creative’s beyond the borders of Ghana, recognition of Ghanaian acts living in Europe and promoting the culture as well.

The event which had Jay Foley  and Caroline Sampson as moderators took place at the Golden Tulip Hotel Accra on Friday August 16, 2019 had in attendance industry players, dignitaries including Royals of the Ashanti Kingdom and a fibre optic inventor, Dr Thomas Owusu Mensah.

The red carpet was hosted by Priscilla Opoku Agyeman aka Ahoufe Patri and Aaron Ayiih host  of Rhythms  on GHONE TV

The night had Fameye, Legend AB Crentsil and Danny Beatz entertaining the crowd with the best of musical performances.

The various categories for the awards which will be taking place were made known. They include:

Artiste of the year

Best african act

Best rapper of the year

Best new artiste

Most popular song of the year

Producer/sound engineer of the year

Gospel artiste of the year

Hiplife/afro-pop artiste of the year

Highlife artiste of the year

Reggae/dancehall artiste of the year

Highlife song of the year

Hiplife/afro-pop song of the year

Reggae/dancehall song of the year

Gospel song of the year

Best DJ of the year

Europe based dj of the year

Entertainment friendly organization of the year

Best actress of the year

Best actor of the year

Movie director of the year

Best movie of the year

Best Ghanaian comedian of the year

Best music group of the year

Best music video of the year joint (2)

Collaboration of the year

Album of the year

Radio/TV personality of the year

Europe based radio/TV personality of the year

 Submission of entries for nominations officially begins on the 19th of August. For more information, check out the Ghana Music And Arts Awards Europe on these social media handles :
Facebook : Ghana Music & Arts Awards Europe
Twitter: gmaa_europe
Instagram : gmaa_europe
and online at www.gmaae.com

 

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