Nollywood Produced 553 Films In The Second Quarter Of 2022
The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) reports that in the second quarter of 2022, the board received and censored 553 films made in Nigeria.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
The NFVCB’s Executive Director/CEO, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, said this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
The Department of Film Censorship and Classification of the board, according to him, supplied the number in its second quarter report for the year.
He continued by saying that the report included every movie sent to the board from around the nation.
“The report is for onward submission to the relevant Federal Government agency, as an input for the compilation of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the second quarter (GDP) Q2, 2022.
“The report also shows a slight increase in the number of movies produced from 541 in the first quarter to 553 in the second quarter of the year.
He said “209 of the films came in from Lagos State Censorship Centre of the board, representing the chunk of the movies produced during the period, followed by Abuja with 189 movies.
“Onitsha recorded 92 movies, Kano brought in 44, while Jos and Abeokuta centers recorded 10 and four movies respectively,” he said.
Thomas said, “The breakdown by censorship location further demonstrated that Port Harcourt and Ibadan each received two films, while Benin stood below with just one film throughout the review period.”
“The steady increase in output is also an indication of the increased contribution of the film industry to economic growth, in terms of direct and indirect jobs in the entire value chain in filmmaking.
“Our cordial relationship with the recognized guilds/associations in the industry has also played an important role.”
He urged them to see to it that their participants submitted their movies for censorship and approval.
“As a Federal Government agency, we are committed in providing enabling environment for filmmakers.
He said the NFVCB would always ensure that uncensored and other unwholesome films did not find their way into the Nigeria market,” he added.
The Nigerian film and video industry is governed by the federal agency known as the NFVCB.
All movies and videos, whether they were made locally or imported, can be classified by the Board under the legislation.
The Board’s duties include, among other things, keeping a list of all registered film and video outlets nationwide and registering each one.
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