Music Ban: NBC organises summit to enhance music development

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The National Broadcasting Commission in Nigeria says it will organise two critical stakeholders dialogue and summit.

Mr. Kawu disclosed this to Voice of Nigeria correspondent, Solomon Chung in an interview on Tuesday in Ilorin, Kwara state North Central Nigeria.

The Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission in Nigeria, Mr Modibbo Kawu said one of the summits is for Nigerian music artists with the aim of having a robust dialogue to enhance the concept of music for development.

He said the next summit has to do with political activities ahead of the 2019 general elections.

“We are planning two different summits, one for politics and there will also be a dialogue conference with Nigerian entertainers, especially the music industry players to find a way to use music for development to avoid banning music on air where necessary and as much as possible,” Mr. Kawu said.

On the ban of a song sang titled ‘This is Nigeria’ by a Nigerian artiste Falz, the Director-General said the NBC wants to have a dialogue with artists so that they can have scenarios where artists would have several versions of songs for club usage, for radio and other platforms so that whatever lyrical contents they have can go with the medium or platform they wish to use.

The Director-General who spoke about the demolition of Fresh FM station in Oyo state South West Nigeria by the state government said it is not the best way to go because that act will affect the employment effort of that entity to the state and national economy.

But Going forward he suggested that the NBC as a regulator would make frantic effort to wade into the matter like it did in Nassarawa state when a similar scenario played out.