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Obscene musical videos come under censor board hammer

09 September 2014, 12:22

Jos - The National Films and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) on Monday said it was worried by nudist and obscene scenes in Nigeria’s local musical videos.

"Videos of most local music are lurid; there are too many nude pictures and many of these aspects are just not morally justified,’’ its Coordinator, North Central, Ailewon Danlami, said in Jos.

Danlami said that the content of musical videos had always constituted some embarrassment to members of the public, especially family members and children.

"Aside the videos, even the lyrics are not pleasing the ears as the words are not morally permissible,’’ he stressed.

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He said the NFVCB was screening such music contents with a view to check their use and protect the Nigerian society from its negative impact, especially the under-aged.

Danlami also complained of violence in most home videos, and lamented that such scenes were usually relayed in the morning and afternoons when children were still awake.

He said the board had embarked on massive enlightenment campaign in Churches, Mosques, schools and social centres to ensure that such videos were not allowed to affect the psyche of the young ones.

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Danlami said the board had initiated steps to screen out video contents considered harmful to the society, advising members of the public to help that effort by writing formal complaints that would be investigated and acted upon.


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