Chief Censor: Maintain decency in music content

The body, under the Vision 2050, is responsible for regulating lyrics and production of music videos in the country.

Although no specific measures have been taken in this regard over the years, as the institution responsible, the Censorship Board, still has a hand in the music industry.

Therefore, the reminder was made following the controversial music video of local artist Tati Mangi PNG that had the country morally divided.

“We don’t want people to think we’re against musicians,” the Senior Censor, Steven Mala said.

Tati Mangi: Minister Gore must provide platform for artists

While he has no grudges against the Censorship Board and the Minister responsible, he has one appeal to the office of the Minister for Religion, Youth and Community Development:

“Help the music industry and provide a good platform for upcoming artists.”

Tati says at the moment, there is no direction and without help, artists are coming up with anything.

“This is a long time issue. We struggle with piracy, there’s no stable industry or platform to boost creativity and no awareness on copyright, etc.

Bootylicious banned from being broadcast

This has been imposed by the Minister for Religion, Youth & Community Development Delilah Gore.

The music video sparked a huge debate on social media early this month and was brought to the attention of the Censorship board of PNG.

But with no board in place, the music video was forwarded to the office of the minister for Religion, Youth & Community Development to make the decision.

Tati defends new music video

That’s how Tati Mangi PNG is taking in the reaction of the public towards his new music video Bootylicious.

He was bold to start off in the beginning and has been holding his front, not backing down from the negativity it has attracted.

Speaking to Loop PNG, Tati said critics will always have something to say.

“If it causes one to lose their job or stirs up a warfare, that’s when it’s a problem. People have their own perception of the song so get what you want from there,” said the local artist.

Music video “Bootylicious” attracting attention on Social Media

Tati Mangi PNG’s “Bootylicious” music video has attracted a lot of attention since being uploaded on Youtube last week.

The video has been shared on Facebook numerous times and has been the focus of backlash from many.

But the negative reaction is not about the music though. Comments have been directed at the young women featured in the video, who are seen dancing in swimwear in some parts of the film.

Comments were based around having no dignity and self-respect and willing to be objectified.

However, it’s not all negative.