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Film Board Censures LGBT Movies, Filmmakers In Nollywood

Adebayo Thomas

BEVERLY HILLS, July 09, (THEWILL) – The National Film Video and Censors Board has vowed to blacklist any Nollywood film and filmmaker that showcases lesbianism or homosexual acts.

THEWILL reports that there have been credible speculations in the social media of a production of a lesbian movie.

The Executive Director of the board, Adebayo Thomas, while speaking with Premium Times, warned that the filmmakers and the movie will be sanctioned if the movie is released.

Thomas said: “As long as it is Nigerian, it will be tracked down. Even those who are involved in it too. Before you get yourself involved in certain things, there must be contract. What is the contract? An ignorance of law is not an excuse.

“If you say you’re shooting a movie on the conception of lesbianism, fine, that is the work. It has not gotten to our table, when it gets to our table, we will know that this is what we are going to do.”

Reacting to this development, the producer of ‘Ìfé’, the movie that depicts lesbianism, Pamela Addie, assured that the movie will not make it either on YouTube or in local cinemas.

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“It’s not going to be on YouTube, we are building our own platform where people can pay to watch movies like an on-demand streaming platform. Maybe if Netflix decides to show it after a year of release, why not? For now, we don’t plan to release it on any other site.”

THEWILL reports that ‘Ìfé’ is a love story between two women who fall in love but don’t know how to go about it since they are in a society which forbids same sex love.