Nigeria Indigenous rapper,Olamide 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’.
According to Dailypost.
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
“The content & video contains scenes that
violate the ban on Tobacco Advertising,
Promotion & Sponsorship provision of the act
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.
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.