Friday, 5 October 2012

Wande Cole's Go Low Banned, KSB Takes On PMAN, NBC Again

You already know that Nigerian gospel singer, Kenny St Best, who took on Wande Cole's controversial song, Go Low's video, won the case as the musical video was banned a few days after that declaration.
The former wife of Asiodu Brown, KSB has challenged the Performing Musician Association of Nigeria, over the body’s inability to regulate the content of music videos being released by its members.

The singer also said the decadence portrayed in the videos was assuming a terrible dimension.

Hear her opinion, “the fact that every industry has a body that governs and checks its activities and the music industry has none has made it an all-comer affair. Nobody is regulating us.
PMAN has failed in itself. If the body is doing its job properly, it is not in my place to fight it. But I will make noise and criticise my colleagues openly. It is getting terrible.”

It will be recalled that the petite artiste recently caused a stir on Twitter when she challenged the Marvin Crew boss, Don Jazzy, over the semi-nudity in Wande Coal’s music video, Go Low.

Although the video was banned shortly after, KSB has come under attack from fans and critics who felt that she went a step too far.

In defence, she says, “It was not a personal attack. I had to reach out to Don Jazzy because he is a big guy in the industry and so people will naturally follow him; more so Wande Coal is an artiste under his label. If I don’t make it a duty to speak out as a woman and practitioner them I have failed, I had to speak out on Twitter to my colleagues because I felt it is a better forum, even if they do not get to read it, their followers will read and re-tweet. NBC should wake up. It is not until a video has been well played and thoroughly digested that the regulators should now act.”

KSB also says the power to stop the trend also lies in the hands of TV stations.

“If the NBC cannot nip this trend in the bud, then the TV stations should set up a department to screen the videos before they hit the screen. There must be a penalty. It is getting too bad and has an effect on children, women and men. Little wonder there is an increase in rape cases,” she concluded.