‘This Is Nigeria’, the controversial music video by Folarin Falana, higher often known as ‘Falz The Dangerous Man’, has crossed 15million YouTube views inside six months of launch.
That is regardless of the ban by the Nigeria Broadcasting Fee (NBC) simply three months into his launch.
NBC introduced the ban of the music in August, a letter by Igomu Onoja, one in all its zonal administrators, branding part of the music “vulgar” and declaring the whole work “unfit for radio”.
However it seems the ban has achieved little or no to halt the recognition of the music among the many folks, because it had precisely 15,141,548 views as of the time of submitting on this report on Thursday night.
Earlier, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) had given Falz a seven-day ultimatum to withdraw the “hate video”.
“This video has the potential of inflicting non secular disaster of unprecedented dimension. It’s an assault on the self-dignity of each Muslim. It’s freedom of expression gone haywire,” it had mentioned. “We due to this fact demand its withdrawal and an apology to Nigerian Muslims inside seven days or the authors and their brokers will face authorized motion in the event that they fail to conform.”
Falz stood his floor, vowing to not pull down the video.
Surprisingly, on the expiration of the ultimatum, MURIC rescinded its choice to move to court docket, Ishaq Akintola, its Director, saying the motion was “not a U-turn however a sudden change in techniques”.