Hausa (Nigeria ) songs

Date: 2009

Region: Africa

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion Language

Medium: Music

Artist: Musicians Adam A. Zango, Billy O., Ibro

Confronting Bodies: Kano State Censorship Board, Chief magistrate Muhtari Ahmed

Date of Action: June 6, 2009

Location: Kano, Nigeria

Description of Artwork: The songs, while labeled as obscene, actually subtly and metaphorically critique government policies, more specifically the Kato State's censorship board and government.

The Incident: The court announced that anyone found circulating the songs, selling, playing and downloading them would be proscecuted.

Results of Incident: Now these 11 songs are declared illegal property.