Indigenous music act Remilekun Abdulkalid Safaru, who’s widely known as Reminisce, has suggested to the management of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to release guidelines to lyrics and images to be aired before banning songs, following the ban of his hit song, Tesojue.
Reminisce, who spoke for the first time since the ban of his song Tesojue, noted that though the ban has little or no effect on his career, NBC should see the artistes’ plight before banning songs or music videos.
The rapper Said, “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,”
Reminisce continued: “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.”
Speaking further, Reminisce said,“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…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,”the indigenous rapper stated.