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Falz sues NBC for N100 Million for banning his hit song This is Nigeria

Folarin Falana, popularly known by his stage name Falz the bad guy has decided to sue the  Nigerian Broadcasting commission for a whopping N100 million for banning his hit song "This is Nigeria".

This move did not actually come as a surprise because the rapper had already hinted on his intention to sue them if they (NBC) fails to reverse the ban on his song "This is Nigeria" .

Falz lawyer says that the decision to ban his song is in flagrant breach of the plaintiff's right to the freedom of thought, conscience asn expression as guaranteed under Nigerian constitution.

The singer has decided to demand among other things the following:

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.


It will be quite interesting to see how things unfold between the two parties.

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