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NFVCB Boss tasks Officers on Filmmakers, Stakeholders’ Relations

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Mr Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), has called on officers of the board to maintain good working relationship with filmmakers and other stakeholders in the Nigerian film industry.

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He made the call on Tuesday at a retreat on ‘Development of Strategic and Implementation Plans” of the board held at Isac Resort,Keffi,Nasarawa State.

The two-day event had in attendance Directors, Zonal Cordinators  and Centre Heads  of the board drawn from different states of the country.

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According to Thomas, the NFVCB, in recent times has built a cordial relationship with filmmakers,distributors, marketers and the various guilds in Nollywood through its increased stakeholders meetings and media literacy programmes. push({});

He therefore urged officers of the board across the country to sustain and build on the successes such cordial relationship has brought to the industry.

“The stakeholders are the reason we exist as a government regulatory body, and we must always work towards better service delivery for them through good relationship.

“Over the  past two years, I have been able to ensure that the board increase its classification by over 30 percent, which is a sharp increase to what was obtainable in the past.

 “Observation on trends in the industry shows that Nollywood producers  today have realised that the board is their partner in progress, and I will say that their  compliance rate  has increased.

“The number of approved screens has increased from 5 to 45, with Nollywood today ismaking 5 percent of Nigeria’s total GDP and has created  about 5 million jobs,” he said.

Thomas noted that  the industry was not all about entertainment, but a big business that must be encouraged and protected, to grow and bring profit to its investors.

He explained further that the board has developed  Five-Year Strategic Plan which was  presented at the retreat for detail study and contributions to ensure effective implementation.

He said the initiative was for the board to effectively deliver on its mandate and align itself with the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, which lays out the economic blueprint of the Buhari administration.

“Planning is needed in every human endeavour, and we are all familiar with the saying that if you fail to plan,you have plan to fail.

“This is why we decided to commission a study to generate a Strategic Plan using our Vision/Mission Statements, our enabling law and operational environment as ingredients.

“With the Implementation Plan, which will be the outcome of this retreat, the old ways of doing things at the board shall be in the past,”he added.

In her remark, Alache Ode, Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Yazal Consultants Ltd, facilitators of the retreat, commended  the NFVCB chief and his management team for  taking steps towards re-positioning the organization for better service delivery.

“I commend everyone for being a part of this laudable initiative that will turn our movie industry around for better. “The sector has contributed a lot to national economy and it will do more with the implementation of this document.”

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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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