Monday, 21 August 2017

Olamide could face jail and a fine of N3 million for promoting tobacco in his latest video 'Wo'

Rapper Olamide could be fine N3 million and face a one-year jail term for promoting the use of tobacco in his latest video "Wo".

The federal ministry of health revealed the news on its Twitter handle, saying that the rapper had violated the 2015 tobacco act, warning that the video had dangerous public health content.

"The public is informed of the dangerous public health content & violation of Tobacco Control Act 2015 in "Wo" by @olamide_YBNL#ClearTheAir." The ministry wrote on Twitter.

"The content & video contains scenes that violate the ban on Tobacco Advertising, Promotion & Sponsordhip provision of the act #ClearTheAir."

According to the Tobacco Act 2015, anyone who violates the law faces the risk of a fine of N3 million and jail term of not more than a year.

Meanwhile the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has prohibited the broadcasting of five Nigerian songs.

The songs include Olamide's two songs "Wo" and "Wavy Level", Davido's "Fall" and "If" and 9ice's "Living Things"

The songs were tagged by the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) as being not good enough to be aired due to some of the lyrics in the song.

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