Actor Admits Censorship Is Dying In Nollywood
Much has been said about the new Nollywood going more liberal with their content in recent years.
Many Nigerians call it irresponsibility and moral bankruptcy.
The National Film and Video Censors Board has also complained that film producers are no longer interested in making movies for general viewing.
Nollywood actor, Kalu Ikeagwu is equally worried about the trend but what can he do?
In a chat with Bounce News, he expressed worry that not much thought is being put into the moral values that used to matter back in the days.
He admits that children and the conservative section of the consumer are not being taken into consideration or being molded into a certain slant that some parents are not comfortable with.
“I find that disturbing because I have a daughter and its always on my mind what kind of moral we bring her up with.
“But you must also take into consideration that the culture is becoming more global. And with the advent of cable and the internet, particularly YouTube, that restriction of content is not really there (anymore).
“So, making a movie, the censors board really doesn’t have that much control over the content as it used to because we’ve got a lot of media to show it through,” he said.
He, however, noted that the trend is not peculiar to the movie industry alone. He mentioned the content of musical videos as equally adult in nature.
He added that the viewing audience also seem more interested in the so-called mature content.
With all these factors, is there any hope of making the content less mature to, at least, cater to the children?
“I’ll be hard-pressed to have much optimism in the hope that there could be some sort of censorship. I don’t think that’s going to happen,” the actor concluded.