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'This is America' parody banned in Nigeria

The groundbreaking video for the Childish Gambino hit “This is America” has already spawned dozens of remixes, mash-ups and comic parodies.

One of the most impressive efforts â€" a track and video by Nigerian rapper Falz detailing crime and corruption in the West African nation â€" has been banned by the country’s broadcast regulator.

The Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) is unhappy about one particular lyric in “This is Niger ia”.

It decided the line “This is Nigeria, everybody be criminal” was too “vulgar” to be allowed on the airwaves.

Despite the ban on radio play the video remains available on YouTube, and has already racked up more than 13 million views. It gained international attention after hip-hop mogul Diddy shared it on social media.

Unmoved by the acclaim, the regulator is adamant the song is “unfit” for Nigeria's music stations.

Falz responded to the ban with a statement: “I am not happy that the NBC is preventing the people from listening to such strong messages that need to be heard,” he said.

“There is a lot going on that needs to be talked about, even though a lot of people may not want to hear the truth.”

Although the rapper and songwriter Falz â€" whose real is name Folarin Falana â€" is not known for his socio-political commentary, “This is Nigeria” takes on a wide and impressive range of targets.

Adapting the stark political symbolism of Childish Gambino’s original visuals, there is a nod to alleged corruption inside Nigeria’s Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARs).

As two young men are seized by officials, one is shown to have family members wealthy enough to pay a bribe, while the other is dragged away.

Falz’s version also makes reference to Nigeria’s opioid crisis and alleged sexual assault by Christian pastors.

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40/51 8 July 2018

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41/51 7 July 2018

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11/51 6 August 2018

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12/51 5 August 2018

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13/51 4 August 2018

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14/51 3 August 2018

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15/51 2 August 2018

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16/51 1 August 2018

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18/51 30 July 2018

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24/51 24 July 2018

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26/51 22 July 2018

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29/51 19 July 2018

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30/51 18 July 2018

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32/51 16 July 2018

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33/51 15 July 2018

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34/51 14 July 2018

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35/51 13 July 2018

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36/51 12 July 2018

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37/51 11 July 2018

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38/51 10 July 2018

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39/51 9 July 2018

Indonesia worker and firefighters try to extinguish a fire on fishing boats at Benoa harbour in Denpasar, on Indonesia's resort island of Bali. A massive fire laid waste to dozens of boats at a Bali port as firefighters battled to bring the dramatic blaze under control Getty

40/51 8 July 2018

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41/51 7 July 2018

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42/51 6 July 2018

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43/51 5 July 2018

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44/51 4 July 2018

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45/51 3 July 2018

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46/51 2 July 2018

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47/51 1 July 2018

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48/51 30 June 2018

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50/51 28 June 2018

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The video has been criticised by the group Muslim Rights Concern over girls seen dancing while wearing the hijab and the Fulani tribesman shown attacking another man with a machete.

The organisation said Falz’s work was “thoughtless, insensitive and highly provocative” and had “the potential of causing religious crisis of unprecedented dimension”.

It is not the first adaptation of “This is America” to cause controversy since the actor-writer-director-musician Donald Glover released the track under his Childish Gambino moniker back in May.

The actress and comic Nicole Arbour’s “women’s edit” parody was slated for appropriating Glover’s work to joke about problems faced by white women.

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As the 2019 parliamentary and presidential elections get closer, the strength and resilience of Nigeria’s democracy is increasingly being tested. Both local and international media have been filled with reports describing howâ€"for reasons that remain unclearâ€"Nigerian security forces blocked lawmakers from accessing parliament. The already bad situation was compounded by the news that the intelligence chief was hastily dismissed by the acting president for the incident without a thorough explanation. These events occurred just after an announcement was made about the voter’s registration window closing in a scant three weeks. Faced with these steady drips of anti-democratic occurrences, Nigerians have all the right in the world to question the authority and legitimacy of our nation’s current political leadership.

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PIC: 78-year-old crocodile worshipped as a god in Nigeria, says report

A 78-year-old crocodile is reportedly being worshiped as a god by some people living in south-western Nigeria.

According to BBC, the crocodile has been owned as a pet by the Delesolu family for several generations in the Oje suburb of Ibadan City.

Head of the household Raufu Yesufu says, as a Muslim, he does not believe the crocodile has any spiritual powers.

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Locals bring chickens to the crocodile, with the belief it would answer their prayers, says the report.

The worshiping of crocodiles is an old tradition, which has also been practiced in Ancient Egypt.

A mummified crocodile with 20 newborn crocodile hatchlings sewn on its back, each also carefully mummified, was excavated in Kom Ombo, a temple and cemetery site, in Upper E gypt in 1893, according to Telegraph.

In life the huge crocodile was worshiped as the embodiment of Sobek, the reptile-headed Egyptian God, and treated with absolute respect by priests, the report says.

It was believed to be a symbol of power, virility and fertily.

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Source: Google Nigeria | Netizen 24 Nigeria

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