Thursday, January 31, 2013

Togolese team through to quarterfinals; draw 1-1 with Tunisia

The Sparrow Hawks of Togo have achieved their first ever qualification for the second round of an African Cup of Nations (AFCON) after seven participation. The Hawks put up 1-1 goal score against Tunisia to maintain the second position in Group D with four points.

Assisted by Adebayor at the 13’ Serge Gakpe open score for Togo while Khaled Mouelhi equalized on penalty at the 30’ before failing to give Tunisia lead on an another penalty at 78’.
Togo crosses over to the next round with Côte D’Ivoire while Tunisia are eliminated with Algeria whose fate had been sealed after their second defeat Saturday against Togo.
In the second round, Togo shall take on Burkina Faso, first of Group C while Côte D’Ivoire shall take on Nigeria second of Group C.

photo credit: Agency Reports

Thursday, January 24, 2013

NBC bans Music videos for profanity, nudity

The National Broadcasting Commission has banned a number of new music videos from being broadcast anywhere in the country.
Reports indicated on Thursday that artistes whose works are affected by the action include Psquare, Wande Coal, Timaya, Flavour and D’Prince. The others are Goldie, Chuddy K and Tillaman.
The videos were banned for containing erotic lyrics and scenes, promoting nudity and for showcasing what the NBC describes as suggestive dance steps.

The offending videos, according to the commission, are listed as Psquare’s Alingo, Wande Coal’s Go low, Timaya’s Bum bum, Flavour’s Shake and D’Prince’s Take banana.
Goldie’s Ski bobo and Chuddy K’s Brazilian Hair came under NBC’s axe for featuring minors and exposing them to indecent dance steps. Tillaman’s  Koma Roll was not exempted.
Although most of the artistes have not reacted to the ban, there is an indication it may have little or no effect on the affected works, in terms of reception from the viewing public, distribution and sales.
However, a spokesman for Psquare, Bayo Adetu, has described the ban as an unnecessary and unjustifiable action.
As a major regulatory body, the NBC keeps close watch on the contents of music videos and audio CDs broadcast by Nigerian television and radio stations.
In the past, the body had cause to officially kick out Afrobeat musician, Femi Kuti’s wave-making song Bang Bang Bang and Konga’s Baby konga from the air space. Quite recently, the commission had to flex its muscles when DJ Zeez’s Body Language fell short of its expectations.
Due to the public holiday on Thursday, a lady who works with the Public Affairs unit of the NBC was unable to confirm the ban when the PUNCH sought the reaction of the commission.
But the NBC official, Hajia Maimuna Jimada, said the list of banned works and affected artistes was subject to regular quarterly reviews at the commission.

1.Tillaman ft Vector- Ma Roll (contains Intimate and suggestive dance steps)
2. Wande Coal – Go Low (scenes of nuditiy in the video)
3. D’Prince – Take Banana (contains Intimate, vulgar, words and suggestive dance steps)
4. Flavour – Shake (vulgar and suggestive dance steps)
5. Goldie – Ski bo bo (features minor with suggestive and immoral dance steps)
6. Chuddy K – Chop My Dollar (features ladies and children with suggestive and Intimate dance steps )
7. Timaya – Shake Ur Bum Bum (Intimate, suggestive dance steps with vulgar lyrics
8. P Square – Alingo (Intimate dance scenes at the end of the musical video) 

source: punchng