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New law bans money rituals, smoking scenes in Nollywood films

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The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) of Nigeria has announced new regulations approved by the Federal Government to prohibit the depiction of money rituals and the glamorization of vices in Nigerian films.

This announcement was made by Dr. Shaibu Husseini, Executive Director/CEO of NFVCB, at a National Stakeholders Engagement on Smoke-Free Nollywood held in Enugu State.

Dr. Husseini stressed the urgency of these regulations, stating, “Today, we are facing an industry emergency requiring bold and ambitious actions from all parents, guardians, and stakeholders.”
The primary goal of these measures is to sanitize the Nigerian film industry by reducing the promotion of harmful behaviors and practices.
The new regulation, titled the “Prohibition of Money Ritual, Ritual Killing, Tobacco, Tobacco Products, Nicotine Product Promotion and Glamorization Display in Movies, Musical Videos and Skits Regulations 2024,” received approval from the Minister of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa. This approval aligns with section 65 of the NFVCB Act 2004.
Dr. Husseini noted, “When my predecessor approached the former Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, on the need to make a subsidiary legislation to curtail the display of smoking in Nigerian movies, he saw the need to include money rituals.”
The inclusion of ritual killings and other crimes in the regulation aims to further cleanse Nollywood content to prevent negative influences on viewers.
The engagement event in Enugu brought together film producers, directors, actors, and leaders of various guilds and associations from across Nigeria, highlighting a collective effort to address these issues within the industry.
The regulation not only bans the depiction of money rituals but also extends to prohibiting the display and promotion of tobacco, nicotine products, and other crimes in films, musical videos, and skits.
This initiative builds on the efforts of Dr. Husseini’s predecessor, who recognized the negative impact of such portrayals on society, particularly the youths.
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Stonebwoy says he is not responsible for Shatta Wale’s show cancellation at TF hostel

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Famed Ghanaian reggae/dancehall artiste, Livingstone Etse Satekla, otherwise known as Stonebwoy has made it clear that he cannot be held responsible for the cancellation of Shatta Wale’s show at the TF Hostel. (more…)

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GHANA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS USA TO HONOR PRINCE BRIGHT, DELORIS FRIMPONG MANSO (DELAY), JAY Q, MC PAPA LINKS, DJ E LOVE, DJ PRINCE PAUL FSRDJ & DOREEN ANDOH AT 2024 EVENT

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GHANA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS USA

The Ghana Entertainment Awards USA is proud to announce that it will be honoring seven outstanding individuals in the Ghanaian entertainment industry at this year’s event. The 2024 awards ceremony, scheduled for July 6th at the Merkin Hall Theatre, Kauffman Music Center in New York, will recognize the significant contributions of ace musician Prince Bright of Buk-Bak fame, renowned TV and radio host Deloris Frimpong Manso, popularly known as Delay, celebrated music producer & sound engineer Jay Q, ace radio broadcaster Doreen Andoh, and US-based Ghanaian talents MC Papa Links, DJ E Love, and DJ Prince Paul.

Prince Bright, known for his influential role in the music duo Buk-Bak, has been a pivotal figure in the Ghanaian music scene for decades. His contributions have helped shape the sound and direction of modern Ghanaian music.

Delay, a household name in Ghana, has made remarkable strides as a TV and radio host. Her impactful interviews and shows have set new standards in the media industry, making her one of the most respected and influential media personalities in the country.

Jay Q, a legendary music producer and sound engineer, has been instrumental in producing some of Ghana’s biggest hits. His innovative production techniques and dedication to quality have earned him a place among the elite in the music production field.

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Doreen Andoh, a highly esteemed radio broadcaster, has been a trailblazer in the media industry for over 2 decades. Her compelling voice and engaging style have captivated audiences for years, earning her a distinguished place in Ghanaian media.

MC Papa Links, DJ E Love, and DJ Prince Paul FSRDJ have each made significant impacts in the entertainment scenes within the Ghanaian diaspora in the US. Their contributions to music and entertainment have fostered a vibrant cultural exchange and brought Ghanaian music to a broader audience.

The Ghana Entertainment Awards USA is thrilled to honor these extraordinary talents for their exceptional contributions to the Ghanaian entertainment industry. Their dedication and hard work have not only elevated their respective fields but also inspired countless others.

Tickets to the event can be purchased now via https://bit.ly/GEAWARDS. Voting is currently underway, so fans and supporters are encouraged to participate in the process by visitingwww.ghentawards.com/vote.

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About GEA USA: The Ghana Entertainment Awards USA was established to showcase the achievements of Ghanaian creatives and entertainers who excel in their fields both in Ghana and the diaspora. The event brings together industry professionals and fans to celebrate the rich culture and talents of Ghana.

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GEA USA Press Office Accra Email: [email protected]

For more information, follow GEA USA on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @geawardsusa.

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I’ll choose foreign passport over PhD and Law degree combined – Wayoosi

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Kumawood actor, Joseph Osei, professionally known as Wayoosi has weighed in on the debate regarding the value of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees versus the benefits of acquiring a foreign passport.

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25th TGMA: It took less than a week for Stonebwoy’s stagecraft – Efua Sutherland

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The creative director responsible for Stonebwoy’s remarkable performance at the  25th Telecel Ghana Music Awards (TGMA), Elizabeth Efua Sutherland has revealed that the awe-inspiring stagecraft was completed in under a week. (more…)

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TGMAs 2024: The victory of ‘my sound engineer, brother’ is mine also – Piesie Esther on losing to Nacee

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Renowned Ghanaian gospel musician, Piesie Esther, has expressed no disappointment whatsoever about losing the Gospel Artiste of the Year award to her colleague, Nacee at the recent Telecel Ghana Music Awards (TGMA). (more…)

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We will acquire a special TV channel for creative arts events – Mahama

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The former president and flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has promised to create a dedicated television channel for the creative arts industry if he wins the 2024 election.  (more…)

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