The Journey of Nigerian Porn Music Videos

Porn Music Videos are not a recent thing. I believe it is the branch of the proverbial Iroko seedling that we failed to prune. Which has now grown large. Porn music videos are the offshoots of musical pornography.

Growing up in the 80’s, when High- life and Juju genres of music were a staple diet of Nigerians sure has its perks. I remember the likes of KSA and the supposed meanings of some of his tunes. Examples include; kodi is mi bo se nkodi so ko re loru (turn your backside to me, just like U do to your husband during the night.) Or Sir victor Olaiya’s baby jowo,(70’s) recently remixed with tu face, containing lyrics like, baby jowo… Ko wa fun mi loyan tutu mu O! (Baby please… Give me chilled boobs to suck). These lyrics had quite an imprint on my “innocent” mind back then and also played a role in my understanding of sexuality, female anatomy and its thrills. Fast forward to the early 2000’s, we had Eedris abdul kareem’s Mr lecturer, extolling the lewd & indecent intimate student – lecturer relationships. Coming to a more recent time we have the likes of dj zeez with, Bobby FC which boasts of lyrics like booby e, o nja mi laya. (Your boobs are scaring me.) Or Skailey mental’s “meji loyan, okan loko” which ruled the airwaves till it was banned by NBC.

The essence of this short refresher course is that musical pornography is not a new thing in the Nigerian music industry. And we have celebrated & enjoyed it at one point or the other.
Music artist such as Wande Coal or Iyanya are just taking it up a notch with their music videos.

Now shall we continue to let this prevail. No! However, bodies like the NBC saddled with the responsibilities or vetting broadcast contents might not only be busy as sarcastically implied by Yinka Olatunbosun in this article, they may also have their roles upside down. I say this because most of NBC’s actions are more reactionary than proactive. The music/entertainment industry has grown, thanks to the internet and private TV stations. Therefore more proactive measures need to be in place.

I believe there should be a “working” structure where songs, music videos are screened & rated before release, for public consumption. (Isn’t that the job of NBC?)

Secondly, defaulters of such standards should be sanctioned accordingly. Probably a fine or career suspension as the case may be.

Till we do this, I won’t be surprised when music videos start baring totally nude girls. Because it is obvious there is a loop hole somewhere that needs to be plugged.

You have a different opinion? Kindly use the comment box below. Thanks!

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4 thoughts on “The Journey of Nigerian Porn Music Videos

  1. Good one, its quite unfortunate that we africans that are known for upholding good morals are now deteriorating. Am not surprise at the recent insurgents and the fast growing popularity for lewd and porn music videos, all the same the yoruba had said it all ” owu ti iya gbon ni omo nro” (the mother’s example is what the child follows). thank you

    1. Thanks a lot X-Change, it is really disheartening. We are sacrificing our values for fame & quick wealth. Thank God we still have some sane videos out there. However, how does NBC tackle this menace, with videos being released on blogs every day?

  2. I think it’s a symbol of lack of originality. You want your video to look like american videos…yet you don’t realize that the most famous music videos aren’t famous for showing nudity, but are famous for their ingenuity. e.g Thriller (the video to end all videos). I for one prefer watching videos by more original artists like Bez. You’re sure to be entertained without being offended

    1. Wow! Strong point there. Total “lack or originality.” It’s obvious that most of the videos don’t even portray the message of the songs. One thing I know is this time will tell. When Tu face remixed “baby jowo” with Sir Victor Olaiya, we all applauded the move. How many of their videos/song will last a decade? May God help us. Thank you so much @naijahusband for reading. Do check back.

      P.S. Wonderful blog you got there. Keep it up! (Y).

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