Nigerian Govt Bans Money Ritual, Smoking, Crime Scenes in Movies, Musical Videos, Skits

Date: 22-05-2024 7:30 pm (4 weeks ago) | Author: kacy lee
- at 22-05-2024 07:30 PM (4 weeks ago)

The CEO of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), Shaibu Husseini, recently announced that the Nigerian government has approved a ban on depicting money rituals and other vices in Nollywood films. This announcement was made during the National Stakeholder Engagement on Smoke-Free Nollywood, held in Enugu.

The event, organized by the NFVCB in collaboration with the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), brought together various industry professionals to discuss the challenges facing the Nigerian film industry.

Husseini highlighted the importance of taking immediate and collective action from parents, guardians, and industry stakeholders to combat these negative portrayals in films.

The move is part of a broader effort to address and mitigate the impact of harmful content in Nollywood movies, ensuring that the industry contributes positively to societal values and public health.

When my predecessor discussed with the former Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the need for legislation to reduce smoking in Nigerian movies, it became clear that money rituals should also be addressed,”

Husseini stated. “This regulation now includes ritual killings and the glamorization of other crimes to further sanitize the film industry.”

The Minister of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa, has approved a new regulation under section 65 of the NFVCB Act 2004.

The regulation, titled “Prohibition of Money Ritual, Ritual Killing, Tobacco, Tobacco Products, Nicotine Product Promotion and Glamorisation Display in Movies, Musical Videos and Skits” Regulations 2024, has been sent to the Federal Ministry of Justice for publication.

The sensitization program is designed to inform stakeholders about the risks of showing smoking in Nigerian films.

In addition to health concerns, glamorizing smoking can have a negative impact on teenagers and young adults, who are the main audience for Nigerian movies.

The NFVCB intends to carry out extensive awareness campaigns in secondary schools, universities, local communities, religious groups, and other organizations.

“The film industry plays a vital role in the entertainment and creative sector, and it is crucial that we prioritize its progress,” Husseini said. “

The NFVCB supports smoke-free movies and seeks collaboration to create content that discourages smoking and promotes positive health messages.”

Following extensive engagements, the NFVCB, in collaboration with CAPPA, developed ‘subsidiary regulations’ to address smoking in movies, an aspect not explicitly covered by existing laws.

The NFVCB is committed to leading this initiative and has already begun implementing innovative strategies to fulfill its mandate.

According to reports, the Board is responsible for registering all film and video outlets across the country and maintaining a register of these outlets, among other functions.

Posted: at 22-05-2024 07:30 PM (4 weeks ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 22-05-2024 07:47 PM (4 weeks ago)
why are u banning our culture Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 22-05-2024 07:47 PM (4 weeks ago) | Grande Master
- nikiniki at 22-05-2024 09:47 PM (4 weeks ago)
so take your movies to outside nigeria
Posted: at 22-05-2024 09:47 PM (4 weeks ago) | Gistmaniac
- kp45 at 22-05-2024 09:59 PM (4 weeks ago)
There are  many challenges in the country but movies is their problem.
Posted: at 22-05-2024 09:59 PM (4 weeks ago) | Addicted Hero
- onedoor1010 at 23-05-2024 05:14 AM (4 weeks ago)
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Nollywood have done harmful tham good did.
Posted: at 23-05-2024 05:14 AM (4 weeks ago) | Gistmaniac