Nigeria: Singer’s songs banned by DJ association after on-stage slap
The Nigerian Association of Deejays (DJAN) lifted its ban on Terry G’s songs after the singer publicly apologised for slapping DJ Phriz on stage at a show in a Lagos club on 5 June 2016, reported Nigerian online news source Pulse on 21 June 2016.
On 8 June 2016, Pulse reported that DJAN, an association made up of fellow artists, sent the following notice to all Nigerian DJs to stop playing the singer’s songs:
The Deejays Association of Nigeria hereby place an embargo on all songs of Terry G, audio and video (including songs he featured in) indefinitely in all events, lounges, bar, radio and every other spot where it is the duty of a DJ to play music Nationwide.
After Terry G apologised for his behaviour, DJAN lifted the ban and stated that it appreciated the “support and cooperation of Nigeria DJs for [their] full participation” in the ban.
Also in June 2016, Ghana, another country in West Africa, had an incident wherein the musician union, made up of fellow musicians, tried to control the behaviour of its members by urging them to refrain from using profane and obscene lyrics in their music.
Photo from artist’s Facebook page
» Vanguard – 22 June 2016:
Association of Nigerian DJs finally lifts embargo on Terry G
» Daily Star – 21 June 2016:
DJs association of Nigeria lifts ban on Terry G’s music
» Pulse – 21 June 2016:
Terry G: Nigerian Association of DJs lifts ban on singer’s music
» Pulse – 8 June 2016:
Terry G: Association of DJs ban singer’s songs indefinitely
» Pulse – 6 June 2016:
Terry G: Singer slaps DJ at Lagos show
» Freemuse.org – 17 June 2016:
Ghana: Music union calls for regulation on obscene lyrics