The National Movie and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has determined to determine three panels that can completely look right into a film named after controversial self-acclaimed male barbie, Idris Okunneye aka Bob Dangerous.
The film titled “Bob Dangerous In Love” was produced by Nollywood Namaste Manufacturing firm and directed by Ken Steve Anuka. The film was filmed in Enugu state. It stars Bob Dangerous as the primary character who occurs to be a transgender girl named Cherechi. It additionally options fashionable actresses, Anita Joseph and Queen Nwokoye.
Apparently, Cherechi goes overseas as a person however returns to the village as a lady a lot to the annoyance of his household and fiancee. Promotional posters for the film which has since been launched has been receiving a whole lot of criticisms, particularly within the nation’s film business. Nevertheless, the soundtrack of the film urges the final members of the general public to be more accepting of transgender even whether it is towards our tradition.
Punch Newspaper reviews that they reached out to an official of the board who confirmed the information.
He additionally added that the film could be investigated in line with the legal guidelines of the nation and if it doesn’t adjust to it, then it will be legally prohibited.
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“We have now arrange three completely different panels to view the film which was given to us by the producers for classification and evaluate,” the official was quoted to have stated. For the aim of equity and objectivity, we won’t give particular particulars since analysis remains to be ongoing however observe that any film that promotes homosexuality in contravention of our legal guidelines can’t be endorsed. Newest by subsequent week we’ll ship a verdict on the film. If the film is banned, it will be communicated to the producers and our enforcement staff would mop up all copies of the movie in the marketplace and defaulters could be apprehended and fined appropriately. When classifying films, we contemplate its cultural worth, we examine whether or not it’s divisive given the fault traces of Nigeria as regards faith and tribe. We examine its message, whether or not it promotes issues that we discover repugnant in our nation; we examine the extent of violence portrayed within the film in addition to sexual content material and different issues. Normally, it takes a minimal of 1 week and a most of two weeks for a film submitted to us to be categorised. However the on-line phenomenon is altering issues and there’s a want for us to adapt to new realities.”
This isn’t the primary film the controversial superstar has starred in as he was featured in a Yoruba film, “Ojuloge Obirin”. He performed the function of a cross-dresser. The film was produced by Tayo Sobola in 2015. Bob Dangerous additionally featured in a film known as ‘Pores and skin’ launched in March 2019.