The world is a global village and so we are all exposed to the good, bad and ugly of social media and pop culture. If youths do not get the much needed parental guidance from what they consume on internet and TV, they are detailed and it could truncate their future.
A musician who should know has expressed worries over obscene videos and contents in the music sector, saying that they were impacting negatively on the youths.
Bonsue Fuji exponent, Adewale Ayuba therefore wants the Federal Government to wade into the danger that obscene music videos brings before it totally becomes the norm. He noted that if the government does not act swiftly, it would negatively affect the psyche of the younger ones.
He added that the National Film and Video Censors Board NFVCB had failed in its duties to halt music with negative contents and obscene views over the years. Ayuba appealed to the government to either empower the board or scrap it and reconstitute a functional one that would bring sanity to the music industry.
“Government should constitute a functional Censors Board that will ensure that every music is scrutinized before it is released into the market for public consumption. These obscene videos and content have been affecting the young children negatively,” he said.
Ayuba added that the young generation of music lovers, talented in the industry were running away from being musicians because of the activities of pirates.
He said, “Nigerians who wish to become musicians are at present scared to embrace the profession because of the activities of pirates. They have observed that they will only realize little or no royalties from their intellectual property and this is not encouraging. So governments at all levels must ensure that they enact stringent sanctions against pirates, and such are implemented by the law enforcement agencies.”
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