Story By Akinola Emmanuel
The National President, Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria (FIBAN) Desmond Nwachukwu has directed members of the association to henceforth stop useage of all songs by King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal until further notice.
The directive was contained in a statement issued by the FIBAN President on the alleged assault by KWAM 1 on one of its members Wole Sorunke popularly called MC Murphy.
Mr Nwachukwu expressed displeasure on the statement purportedly issued by one Kunle Rasheed and interview which one Bayo Olasoju granted BBC yoruba on the issue.
“While I plead that we ignore Kunle Rasheed’s manipulation of facts and choice of words on the ground of his very minute understanding of public relations, the BBC interview where Bayo described FIBAN as a group of “senseless people” caught my attention.”
“This is the height of insult on our collective sensibilities and therefore, we must prove to him that on the contrary, FIBAN is a group of sensible, matured, successful professionals who rate and value above all things, their integrity and public image. If these are the class of people working with K1, we can understand while he has no consideration for his public image.”
“In the meantime, we must put a stop to the air play of all Wasiu Ayinde Marshal’s songs on our programs. All Chairmen especially in South West are to ensure strict compliance. They are also directed to convey our position to the General Managers/ Head of Stations in their Chapters.”
He added that at the expiration of the 72 hours ultimatum, all members and fans shall be mobilize to the Palace of the Alaafin of Oyo where they will formally submit letter requesting His Imperial Majesty to strip Wasiu Ayinde Marshal of the Mayegun of Yorubaland’s title over his Public conduct.