The National Film and Video Censors Board, NFVCB has declared that Olamide’s song, “Science Student” was not done to promote hard drugs and other substances.
However, there have been agitations by some Nigerians that government should get rid of the song on national airwaves. NFVCB Director General, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas who spoke with Daily Trust on the sideline of Safer Internet Day in Abuja on Tuesday was of the opinion that the song was done to discourage crimes.
“If you look at the short video of the track, you don’t see Olamide himself there. That is one. Two, we are in the internet age where a lot of things fly. What we need to do is to encourage our children to take only the good side of the internet and leave the bad side.
“The very week Olamide released that record, he released a press statement saying the song is a caution for people not to mix things together and take it as intoxication. So you don’t expect us to ban it just like that when he had explained why he sang the song.
“But we are still going to engage with NBC, NDLEA and other agencies to dialogue with our artistes so that whatever is coming out from them would be highly productive and has positive effects on the youths.”
Meanwhile, a representative of Google at the event, Mr Babatunde Olaifa disclosed that over 90 million obscene and crime-related videos had been taken down from Youtube by Google in the last couple of years.
He said the search engine doesn’t tolerate obscenity and crimes, but it is always advocating for safer and crime free society.