‘WO’ Ban: Olamide’s Mild Response To Health Ministry


Disregarding claims about his recently released song, ‘WO’, nothing could best describe Olamide’s response but to call it Mild.

Recalling that the Ministry of Health in a statement released on Twitter, said the rapper violated 2015 tobacco act.

The ministry however warned that, Olamide’s ‘WO’ 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 said.

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

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In a swift response to the ministry, Olamide takes to Twitter to address the issue warmly.

According to the YBNL boss, he has no intention to the anything that will get anyone killed.

He wrote: “No intentions of promoting tobacco to get people killed, I love my people, I love my country, one love, one Nigeria #ClearTheAir Oya Wo!”

According to the 2015 Tobacco Control Act, it is prohibited to promote or advertise tobacco or tobacco products except between a manufacturer, retailer and consenting persons above 18 years of age.

It reads; “No person shall promote or advertise tobacco or tobacco products in any form.

“No person shall engage or participate in any tobacco advertising, promotion or sponsorship as a media or event organizer, celebrity or other participants.”

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

“Person that produces or publishes advertising, promotion or sponsorship content and shall attract a fine of not less than N3,000,000 and a term of imprisonment of not more than one year.” It said.

Meanwhile, the ministry of health, few minutes ago has also clarified its stand on the music video and also distanced itself from the ban of Olamide’s latest street anthem ‘Wo’.

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