This Is Nigeria; Falz Takes NBC To Court For Banning His Song
Nigerian Entertainer Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz is reportedly dragging The Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) for banning his song “This Is Nigeria”.
After causing lots of controversies, NBC took a step in August to ban “This Is Nigeria”, a social-political conscious song by Falz from being played on the radio airwaves!!
This morning, a document has surfaced on the internet suggesting that the artist has issued a lawsuit to The Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) through his legal team in respect to the song “This Is Nigeria”.
The court documents were filed via Falz’s legal team Adepetun Caxton-Martins Agbor & Segun (ACAS-Law), on November 6, 2018.
Below are some of the contents of the legal document…
1. A declaration that the Defendant’s prohibition of the Plaintiff’s song titled “This Is Nigeria” from being aired by the Nigerian media outfits on the pretext that same is laced with vulgar lyrics is in flagrant breach of the Plaintiff’s right to the freedom of thought, conscience and expression as guaranteed under Sections 38 and 39 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and to that extent, such prohibition is unconstitutional, null and void.
2. An Order of this Honourable Court setting aside and/or vacating the decision of the Defendant as contained in the letter dated 6th August 2018 and lifting the ban or proscription of the use of the Plaintiff’s song titled, “This Is Nigeria” by any and all Nigerian media outfit/organizations.
3. The sum of N100,000,000 (One Hundred Million Naira to the Plaintiff on the footing of aggravated and exemplary damages for the wrongful and unconstitutional acts of the Defendant.