Rap artiste, Reminisce, has aired his views on the ban of his song, Tesojue, by the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission saying the ban has little or no effect on his career.
According to him, “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.”
He also appealed to the NBC to give a clear guideline as to what is approved for public consumption, saying it was unfair on the part of the NBC to allow an artiste to spend millions of naira to shoot a video only for it to be banned.
“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 said.
The artiste who buried his father about a week ago told Punch that no day passes by without him missing his father.
“My father’s burial went well. I really miss him, especially his advice. The one I would not forget in a hurry and always adhere to is his advice that I should always ensure that I help as many people as I can regardless of my situation,” he said.