Since the ban on his song “Living Things,” musician 9ice, has kept mum on the issue until now. The singer expressed his surprise that his song, ‘Living things,’ could be banned because according to him, most of his songs promote hard work among youths and not illegalities.
In a recent chat with Punch‘s Saturday Beats, the singer says he was surprised by the ban National Broadcasting Commission banned and that the song was to promote hard work among the youth and not anything illegal.
My song has been banned again?. I am surprised that they banned my songs because most of my music is to inspire the youths to work hard and ensure they do things the right way. I don’t sing songs that would encourage anyone to do the wrong thing. I have been in this industry for a while and I know better than to do such because I know a lot of people look up to me in the society.
9ice hit song Living Things have been fingered as the subject of a statement by fellow rapper Falz, who 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 artists who saw nothing wrong about glorifying Internet fraud, drugs and other anti-social behaviour were not doing the society any good.
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on last week Tuesday, placed a ban on hit songs of Nigeria’s superstar singers 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.