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Censors Board Trains, Gives Grant to 100 Youths in Nasarawa State

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The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has conducted training for 100 youths, drawn from different Local Government in Nasarawa State, on ventures in the movie industry and provided them with start-up packs.

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The youths,including young filmmakers, were trained by officials of the board and other stakeholders as ‘Community Ambassadors’ of the NFVCB against unclassified films and on key subjects towards a successful career in filmmaking at the event held on Monday at Canal Olympia Site in Mararaba.

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The young ‘Ambassadors’, especially those in film business, were empowered with startup grants and certificates by the NFVCB at the end of the training.

Mr Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director of the board, said that the event tagged “ Revisiting the Fundamentals of Cinema Culture” is part of the board’s Media Literacy and Empowerment initiative for young thespians across Nigeria. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

“In other to support the empowerment of youths in the Nasarawa state, in line with the youth friendly policies of the President Buhari led Federal Government, the National Film and Video Censors Board selected the state as a beneficiary of its ongoing capacity building on Film Classification and Censorship for youths in North Central.

“As the key regulator of the Nigerian motion picture industry, the board has decided to bring practical knowledge of how to be successful in the sector to these passionate youths.

“As part of the empowerment initiative, we have brought experts from the academia and seasoned practitioners in the industry, to train these selected 100 youths .

“They will be trained on the role of NFVCB as well as the job openings in the film and video sector, and empowerment packs to aid the new roles as Ambassadors of the Nigerian Film Industry is to be given to them,”he said.

Thomas described the training as timely, and a prelude to the opening of the ongoing construction of a 300-seater capacity Green Multipurpose Cinema by CanalOlympia in Mararaba.

He added that the cinema, when completed would create jobs for youths in the state and beyond,and that made the training more useful.

Mr Simon Minkowski,Vice President of CanalOlympia worldwide, said the cinema isdesigned to be a space for talent incubation and platform for emerging talents, and would be ready for operation in November this year.

In his speech, the Governor of the State, Engr Abdullahi Sule expressed appreciation to the NFVCB for bringing the training to the state.

The Governor, who was represented by Mr Kwanta Yakubu, his Senior Special Assistant on Youth Development and NGO, however urged the beneficiaries to make maximal use of the experience and resources they received from the programme.

“I commend the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) for this initiative aimed at sensitizing our youths and women on the imperative of film classification and censorship, including the various opportunities in the film and video sector which our youth could leverage to empower themselves for self-reliance and prosperity,”he said.

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Nollywood Produces 541 Movies in 2022 First Quarter – NFVCB

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Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director/CEO, National Film and Video Censors Board(NFVCB), says the board received and censored a total number of 541 movies produced by the Nigerian film industry in the first quarter of the year 2022.

He made this known in a statement in Abuja on Friday.

According to him, the figure was made available by the Department of Film Censorship and Classification of the board in its First Quarter Report for the year, which captured all films submitted to the board from across the country.

The report is for onward submission to the relevant Federal Government authority for the compilation of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the first quarter (GDP) Q1, 2022.

The first quarter report indicates a sharp increase in the number of movies produced from 382 in the last quarter of 2021 to 541, representing 42 percent increase.

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“We are happy that the industry is beginning the year on a good note as indicated in the increase in the numbers of films that the board received for censorship and approval in the first quarter.

“There is no doubt that our film industry is a key contributor to national economy as the films being produced is a clearly reflection of the direct and indirect jobs the sector is creating.

“NFVCB as Federal Government agency is committed to providing enabling environment for filmmakers, we therefore urge them cooperate with us my ensuring that they submit their films for classification”, he said

According to the statement, Lagos State has the highest number of movies produced for the period with 179, while Abuja followed with 164 movies and Onitsha is behind with 121 movies.

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The analysis by censorship location further shows that Kano has 42, while Port Harcourt is 26, as Jos and Benin recorded six and three movies respectively for the period under review.

NFVCB is a Federal Government body that regulates the films and video industry in Nigeria. The Board is empowered by law to classify all films and videos whether imported or produced locally.

It is also the duty of the Board to register all films and videos outlet across the country and to keep a register of such registered outlets among other functions.

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BBNaija S6: Cross Broke Down in Tears After Nini Called Him Dumb

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An heated argument that ensued between Cross and Nini broke him down in tears after Nini, a fellow housemate called him a dumb person.

This argument ensued between the housemates on wed Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, on Wednesday morning after a prior argument between the both housemates in the bathroom which escalated into them throwing insults at each other.

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Nini said Cross is a dumb person who she just tries to be cool with just to massage his ego.

Angel intervened afterwards by consoling Cross, stating that Nini didn’t say all she said intentionally.  “I’m sure Nini didn’t mean all she said, I’m sure she didn’t mean all that. “You’re smart and your brain is not small,” Angel told Cross.

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Mercy Johnson In Emotional Video To Fans As She Makes Google Most Searched Star

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Nollywood star Mercy Johnson almost shades tears in a video expressing her gratitude to her fans for the show of love and support to her brand.
 
this came shortly after she was named google most searched star and recognized as one of the 100 most influential African women among the likes of Aisha Yusuf, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and so many others. 
 
“I just wanted to say thank you so much to 11 million of you. You guys rock, you guys push my brand forward every step of the day. I’m so grateful, there’s no me without you, and don’t you ever think for one minute think that I take you guys for granted, I’d never. Don’t stop loving My brand, don’t stop supporting, and don’t stop pushing. You guys rock.” 
 
Reacting to her video of appreciation, fans applauded the mother of four with words while others assured her of their support and love. 
 
Chachaekefaani: “SUPER WOMAN .” Chiefpriest_dr.ezemou: “You deserve more.” 
Vera_nnadi: “We love you mami.” Angel.ohill: “Love you mama .” Nice one. 

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