Few weeks back, Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) banned some Nigerian songs and the Edge rapper Reminisce‘s song is among the list of songs that was banned.
Reminisce told Saturday Beats that the ban has no effect on his career.
In his words:
“The ban on my song, Tesojue, actually makes little or no difference. The song was released last year and it enjoyed airplay towards the end of last year and early this year. I am not someone who often goes to a radio station with my songs, so the effect is very minimal. Although it is very disappointing, it has little or no effect on my career or creative flow. There are songs that I make and do not give to radio stations. When you get famous to a certain extent, presenters go out of their way to download your song and play it on their shows. I really appreciate those that do that because they do it out of love. But whenever I submit my songs to radio stations, I make sure they are clean. For those that are not clean, I make sure I re-record them and edit the vulgar part for public consumption on the radio.”
Speaking further, the rapper said NBC should hire someone who understands the music industry.
“I think NBC should try to hire people that understand the industry because abroad, they also have these laws but once the radio version is clean, they do not disturb the artistes. They should create a screening board that would check our works and inform us of the ones they feel are not for public consumption. It is not fair that they make us go through the process of creating a hit song, and shooting the video with millions and they later tell us the song is banned. What have they been doing since? They should consider us too because we spend a lot of money putting these works together. As for me, it has minimal effects but I am sure that there are a lot of people out there that it really affects” he added.