Kanayo O Kanayo Attacks FG Over Plans to Ban Rituals Scenes, Others in Movies: “Arrant Nonsense”

Kanayo O Kanayo Attacks FG Over Plans to Ban Rituals Scenes, Others in Movies: “Arrant Nonsense”

  • Nigerian actor Kanayo O. Kanayo is enraged over the latest regulations by the government to ban ritual scenes and more in Nollywood movies.
  • The veteran known for portraying such continuous roles dropped a message for the minster and his cohorts 
  • The new restriction claimed that such movie interpretations had a negative impact on teens and young adults

Prominent Nigerian actor Kanayo O. Kanayo, aka Nnayi Sacrifice, is displeased over the government's new laws to scrap rituals and other likely portrayals from films, music videos, and skit content.

The Executive Director/CEO of National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), Shaibu Husseini, stated days ago that the Federal Government has approved the prohibition of money rituals and glamourising of vices in Nigerian films.

Kanayo O Kanayo attacks FG over plans to ban rituals scenes
Kanayo O Kanayo attacks minister over plans to ban rituals scenes in movies. @kanayo.o.kanayo
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Husseini disclosed this while speaking at a National Stakeholders Engagement on Smoke-Free Nollywood in Enugu on Wednesday, May 22. The NFVCB boss said in part:

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"When my predecessor approached the former Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, about the need to make a subsidiary legislation to curtail the display of smoking in Nigerian movies, he saw the need to include money rituals. Others included in the regulation are ritual killings and glamourising other crimes to further sanitise the film industry."

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According to Husseini, in addition to the health concerns, glamorising smoking in films has a negative impact on teens and young adults, who make up the majority of Nigeria's moviegoers. He stated that the board planned to implement extensive enlightenment campaigns in secondary schools, tertiary institutions, local communities, faith organisations, and other institutions.

Kanayo O Kanayo reacts 

Kanayo criticised the policy and classified it as "arrant nonsense". He questioned Barrister Hannatu Musa Musawa's justification for imposing such restrictions on filmmakers and mocked his tenure.

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"Arrant NONSENSE. This Minister has no work, just like Liar Mohammed."

See his remark here:

Kanayo O. Kanayo blows hot over report about FG banning rituals, other vices in movies
Kanayo O. Kanayo reacts to FG banning rituals, other vices in movies. Credit: @lindaikejiblogofficial
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KOK's 62nd birthday entrance sparked reactions

Kanayo O. Kanayo marked his 62nd birthday in style on Monday, April 29, 2024.

The role model was accompanied by some masquerades who surrounded him while entering the venue in a viral video.

It was also reported by Legit.ng that a traditional flutist was also seen in front of the masquerade who joined hands together to prevent any other person from touching the actor.

Source: Legit.ng

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