‘It’s an offence to release movie, music video without NFVCB classification’ – FG warns

Mayowa Akintoye By Mayowa Akintoye
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The Federal government of Nigeria has issued a stern warning to movie producers, skit makers and musicians releasing movie, music video without NFVCB classification.

According to the National Films and Videos Censors Board, NFVCB, it is a real offence to release movie, skit and music video without its classification.

Shaibu Husseini, the board’s executive director, made this known to the public via an official statement, saying the government is liaising with security agencies to identify and prosecute filmmakers, musicians and skit makers who violate this regulation.

He also mentioned the recognised classification symbols and age ratings including “G” for general exhibition, “PG” for content intended for children under parental guidance, “C” for films specifically for children.

Other symbols assigned to age ratings are “12” for content not recommended for children under 12 years, “12A” indicating no one under 12 may enter a cinema unless accompanied by an adult, “15” for content not recommended for persons under 15, and “18” for mature audiences only.

Shaibu Husseini said, “It is also an offence to distribute or exhibit any film or video content, musical videos and skits on any platform without recourse to the National Film and Video Censors Board for classification.

“We are collaborating with relevant security agencies to track any individuals and production companies involved to make sure they face the full wrath of the law.”

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