I Love My People, I Have No Intentions Of Promoting Tobacco-Olamide

Channels Television  
Updated August 23, 2017

Singer and songwriter Olamide has responded to the news that went viral on Friday saying he was promoting tobacco in his music video.

The rapper took to his Twitter page on Tuesday and he cleared the air.

He said, “No intentions of promoting tobacco to get people killed, I love my people, I love my country, one love, one Nigeria #ClearTheAir 🇳🇬Oya Wo.”

This is in response to the post the Ministry of Health had on their page on Friday calling out the artiste that his music video contained scenes that violated the Tobacco Control Act 2015 and that it encouraged second-hand smoking.

However, Olamide and the Ministry of Health had a conversation which hence led to Olamide’s post.

In response to Olamide’s post, The Ministry of Health appreciated the rapper’s response and also stated that  It is not in their mandate to ban music.

“Thank you rapper Olamide for your response. We respect this heart for the health of the people and your fans. Responsibility!

“We are in the business of public health promotion. It is not in our mandate to ban music. We thank Olamide for his cooperation. One Nigeria.”

The reports which have now be declared false claimed that Davido’s ‘Fall’ and ‘If’ remix with R Kelly,Olamide’s ‘Wavy Level ‘and ‘Wo’, 9ice’s ‘Living Things’ were banned.