The Nigerian Government creates some silly irrelevant policy once a while
This time, they’re saying that music and movies intended for the Nigerian audience must be created in Nigeria
On Saturday, the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Lai Mohammed’s visited the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) House in Lagos, he said:
We cannot continue to go to South Africa or any other country to produce our films and then send them back to be consumed in Nigeria. The Broadcasting Code and the Advertising Code are very clear on this. For you to classify a product as a Nigerian product, it must have a certain percentage of Nigerian content.
He even added that this has caused youth unemployment
Lai Mohammed said it is like somebody going to China or Japan to make a product that looks like palm wine and bring it back home to label it Nigerian palm wine. As long as we are not able to implement our own code to ensure local production of Nigerian music and movies, our young talents will not get jobs.
It is Nigerians that pay for the consumption of these products and therefore they must be allowed and encouraged to participate in their production.
I am going to meet with the relevant stakeholders over this, to see that whatever amendment that is needed to be made to our Broadcasting Code in this regard, is done urgently.
This means no more movie shoots abroad
no more music video shoots either
onestly we’re like:
The whole thing is funny because even President Buhari is receiving foreign medical care
So did his brother Jude:
All we can say is Nawa O! God help us O!