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Olamide at Risk of N3million Fine, One-Year Jail Term Over ‘Wo’ Video (See Why)

Nigeria Indigenous rapper, Adedeji may be at risk of a N3 million fine and one-year jail term for promoting the use of tobacco in his recently released video, ‘Wo’.

The federal ministry of health had notified the public that the rapper had violated the 2015 tobacco act, warning that the video had “dangerous public health content”.

The ministry wrote on Twitter, “The public is informed of the dangerous public health content & violation of Tobacco Control Act 2015 in “Wo” by @_YBNL#ClearTheAir.‎

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

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The 28-year-old rapper, who is signed to his own record label, YBNL, had returned to Ladi Lak in Bariga where he was raised to shoot the video of his latest single.

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.

“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 [email protected],” it read.

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 shall attract a fine of not less than N3,000,000 and a term of imprisonment of not more than one year.

 

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5 Comments
  1. Ibironke Blessing Adewumi says

    We, Olamide baddo fanz, go change am for anybody, dah kind package no fit happen to Olamide nah, no be artiste him be, Davido wey feature Meek mill, dem dey smoke weed,buy cocaine for there no body challenge am, na ordinary tobacco dem dey talk……………. forget am, isa happen……… anybody, baba iya eyan, their real father, if dem no gree jeje, We add juju o, na me talk am…………

  2. SIMON says

    THERE PAPA WATIN CONCERN DEM AND D TOBACO,,…. OLAMIDE U ARE D BEST

  3. Endowed says

    He be like say you ppl dey mad for wrong info you dey carry around abi???

  4. augustine says

    My dear NDLEA please u guys should go and apprehend the drug dealers and stop wasting ur time on olamide’s song ‘WO’.. ..

    Other artist has been using tobacco and even cocoine in their video

    Olamide is not the first neither will he be the last

    Baddosneh them no fit shit am if the try shit am we on television for them 2 watch.. ..

  5. Arike rikky says

    To be sincere i dnt see anything bad in dat video.,#NBC should nt try anytin funny oooo.
    is nt the first person usin tobacco in shooting video nw.
    y olamide ehn

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