Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Planned ban on the production of Nigerian movies, music, abroad "Laughable" says Kayode Ogundamusi

Kayode Ogundamusi, social media commentator

Lai Muhammed, Minister of Information and Culture

The last may not have been heard on the plan by Federal Government to ban the production of Nigerian movies and music videos abroad as social media activist Kayode Ogundamusi has described it as "laughable"
In a post on his twitter handle on Tuesday, Ogundamusi queried the rationale behind the suggested ban when the country's president is receiving medical treatment abroad. According to him, the government should rather concentrate on providing the right atmosphere at home so that the President and musicians alike would find home more actractive for medical and musical needs. His words:
"Laughable for Lai Mohammed to suggest banning artists from shooting videos abroad when @NGRPresident @MBuhari is recuperating in England.
Shouldn't the government concentrate on providing the right environment at home so that the President and the Artist's will find home more attractive for medical needs and shooting videos. You can not legislate how people chose to get better services and where they chose to get same".
It could be recalled that Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed had suggested last week while visiting the headquarters of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) that the government had agreed to place a ban on foreign production of movies and musical videos.

“This government has agreed that henceforth, whatever we consume in Nigeria in terms of music and films, must be made in Nigeria. “We cannot continue to go to South Africa or any other country to produce our films and then send them back to be consumed in Nigeria. “The Broadcasting Code and the Advertising Code are very clear on this. “For you to classify a product as a Nigerian product, it must have a certain percentage of Nigerian content,” he said.
However, many Nigerians have described the move as hypocritical given that the person occupying the highest office in the land is currently abroad on medical leave.

headquarters of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON).

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/07/fg-stop-production-nigerian-movies-music-abroad/Th
headquarters of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON).

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/07/fg-stop-production-nigerian-movies-music-abroad/

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