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FG Bans Money Rituals, Smoking Scenes, and Glamorization of Vices in Nollywood Movies

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The Federal Government[FG] of Nigeria has taken a significant step to regulate the content in Nollywood movies. Dr. Shaibu Husseini, the Executive Director/CEO of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), recently announced the prohibition of certain elements in Nigerian films. Here are the key points:

  1. Money Rituals and Glamorization of Vices Banned:
    • The government has approved the prohibition of money rituals and the glamorization of vices in Nollywood movies.
    • This move aims to promote responsible content creation and protect viewers from harmful influences.
  2. Smoke-Free Nollywood:
    • In addition to money rituals, the display of smoking scenes has also been banned.
    • Glamorizing smoking in films can negatively impact teens and young adults, who form a significant portion of the Nigerian movie audience.
  3. Collaboration for Healthier Content:
    • The NFVCB encourages collaboration with filmmakers, producers, and actors to create smoke-free movies.
    • Detailed enlightenment programs will be conducted in schools, communities, and other institutions to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking in films.

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