YBNL rapper Olamide faces risk of a N3million fine and jail time of one-year for promoting the use of tobacco in his latest video ‘WO’.
This is coming after The federal ministry of health took to twitter page to notify the public that the rapper had violated the 2015 tobacco act, warning that the video had “dangerous public health content”.
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.
“No person shall promote or advertise tobacco or tobacco products in any form,” it reads.
“No person shall engage or participate in any tobacco advertising, promotion or sponsorship as a media or event organizer, celebrity or other participant.”
The act states that 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 and shall attract a fine of not less than N3,000,000 and a term of imprisonment of not more than one year.”