The National Film Video Censors Board is the regulatory body set up by Act No.85 of 1993 to regulate films and video industry in Nigeria and in 2014, there was a bit of controversy regarding the decision by The National Film and Video Censors Board to censor “Half of a Yellow Sun” by Biyi Bandele. The board claimed the film will stir violence, and some of the graphic scenes couldn’t be showed to the public. For Industry insiders, they argued that the decision can only be made by people with no practical experience in film.
However, the board has a new Chairman in the person of experienced Filmmaker, Tunde Kelani. This should help filmmakers have a better experience with the board.
Under its new leadership, the board has Joke Silva, Keppy Ekpenyong, Efe Nelson, Kehinde Soaga, Yinka Riketts, Benson Akinseye, Charles Amilo, Princess Uche Ottah, Senator Clever Isikpo, Chief Ede Dafinone, Hon. K.O Ehiagimusor, Mr Ngoji Warmate, Ropo Sesay, Adebowale Owoeye, Engr. Ben Oguntuase, Barr. Aderonke Adedayo, Abdul Yekini Adeleke, Chief Emma Bukar, Mrs Ini Edeh, Barr. Ejikeme Ugwu, Jamila Salik and Alh. Lawal. Maiarewa as members.
The new appointment was made on Friday, the 29th of December by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Congratulations to the Director!