Money ritual movies in Nollywood are set to be banned by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
This is as a result of several cases of ritual killings across the country recently.
As the crimes increase, many people have attributed it to Nollywood’s portrayal of money ritual.
Although actors and stakeholders in Nollywood have come out to debunk the link, it seems the government has taken action.
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According to Daily Trust, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed made this known during a media visit in Abuja.
He said, “Many have also blamed Nollywood for featuring money rituals in some of its movies, saying this has negatively influenced the vulnerable youth. To mitigate this, I have directed the National Film and Video Censors Board, the body set up to regulate the film and video industry in Nigeria, to take this issue into consideration while performing its role of censoring and classifying films and videos.
“I have also directed NFVCB to engage with stakeholders in the film industry in order to express the concerns of the government and Nigerians on the need to eschew money ritual content in their movies.
However, is banning money ritual movies the right approach to addressing this menace?
Even though movies could inspire and motivate people to take actions.
We should not put the brunt of the blame on the creative industry.
Hopefully, there would be a lasting solution to end the crimes in our society.
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