Yesterday, we reported that a Pedro Obaseki, a former Edo State Gubernatorial candidate, reportedly called for the ban of Olamide’s hit single “Science Student”, which has been on Nigeria’s airwaves, for supporting drug abuse.
YBNL boss, Olamide, who has weighed in on the controversy sparked by his song, in an Instagram post thanked his fans for their support, before advocating for an end to drug abuse. He wrote;
Since the release of #ScienceStudent, the support has been massive. As you are all sharing, dancing, singing along to this relatable music of mine, I want you all to take some time to reflect on the subject, say no to drug abuse. Don’t abuse alcohol. Stop mixing what you don’t know about. Live responsibly and drink responsibly. Don’t aspire the ‘highness state’ but a state of purpose fulfillment and passion discovery. Together let’s put an end to drug abuse and save as many lives as possible. The video will be out soon and I can’t wait for you all to see it. #SayNoToDrugAbuse#DrinkResponsibly #ScienceStudent
Recall that Pedro Obaseki who said he heard the song while in traffic, claimed the song which the indigenous rapper performed in Yoruba, encourages children to mix all types of drugs. According to him, Olamide is eulogizing illicit drugs and encouraging kids to take tramadol and monkey tail.
Pedro Obaseki also said the ban is necessary because Olamide who has huge followership and whose song might become an opinion moulder, released the song when the nation is on its knees. He went further to enjoin the NDLEA and other agencies fighting against drug abuse, to sanitize the minds of kids who are protesting against the systems in all forms of hair and dresscodes.
Recall also that in 2017, the National Broadcasting Corporation banned five Nigerian songs they tagged as “Not to be Broadcasted.”