Falz files court papers to challenge This is Nigeria ban

Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, has finally taken action to challenge the ban placed on his song by the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

The court documents were filed through Falz’s lawyers on the sixth of November, three months after the NBC sent a letter to a radio station in Jos sanctioning them for playing This Is Nigeria and banning the song from being played on radio, along with other songs.

NBC stated that the reason for banning This Is Nigeria is that the lyrics are vulgar and in contravention of the NBC Code.

A lot of Nigerians, including celebrities, criticized NBC for the ban, stating it was ridiculous, but the ban was upheld.

Falz had hinted in an interview granted in August that he would write to the NBC to seek a justification for the ban and if necessary, seek legal redress in the courts. He has now followed through on his words by taking legal action against the regulatory body.

The singer, who is also a lawyer, has taken steps in engaging his lawyers to institute an action against the NBC challenging the ban.

According to the court documents, Falz is demanding a compensation of 100 million naira for aggravated and exemplary damages.

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