Celebrities speak out against FG’s plan to ban them from shooting videos abroad

Reports has it that the federal government is gearing up to announce sanctions against any musician or filmmaker that shoots a video outside the country.

This was revealed recently by minister of information Lai Mohammed who said shooting videos outside the country doesn’t add to the nation’s economy.

Different celebrities have started reacting to the FG’s plan. PSquare, Kcee, Yemi Alade, Falz, Ruggedman, Charly Boy are some of those who have slammed the minister and the FG’s decision.

See their reactions below:

Falz




Yemi Alade

“So will all the money artists have spent shooting videos that are yet to be released be refunded? You might think that a musical video is just a thing we do!!, It’s a business! You don’t understand!! “The video directors we use round the world are also Nigerians,” she said.

Ruggedman

#MinisterFaceYourWork A woman has just been arrested for exchanging her 2 month old baby for a bag of rice. That's how hard the situation in our country is getting. *Meanwhile the budget to run the Nigerian Senate this 2017 is N215billion. A government that has not in anyway supported or encouraged the Nigerian entertainment industry,now thinks it can control it. An industry that men and women have single handedly built? BIG JOKE! We watch you use the country any how you like because unfortunately, you are the ones at the helm of affairs. We all see how that has been going since 1960. You are not providing jobs for the masses. Education is poor, our Nigerian certificates are more useless than tissue paper outside Nigeria. *Meanwhile the budget to run the Nigerian Senate this 2017 is N215billion. There's no stable electricity. Security is not stable. Our hospitals are not equipped, to the extent our president is recieving treatment in a London hospital. *Meanwhile the budget to run the Nigerian Senate this 2017 is N215billion. Nigerians who are not related to any rich family are on their own. Entertainment that has kept a lot of Nigerians off the street is what you want to try to destroy. You havent helped us fight pirates. You havent helped us get our royalties. You have not set up anything to help the Nigerian entertainment industry. *Meanwhile the budget to run the Nigerian Senate this 2017 is N215billion. Amenities we lack are a few of the reasons some entertainers go outside the country to shoot music videos and movies. Now you want to try to stop that? Please do not make me laugh. Even America where their govt gives their citizens amenities they deserve still shoot movies in other countries. Nigerian government should stop giving us jokes and give us light, equip and pay our forces. Equip our hospitals enough so that even our president can be treated here. Stop owing pensioneers,doctors and teachers. Stop sending your kids to schools abroad. It's Nigeria's money you are spending abroad. *Meanwhile the budget to run the Nigerian Senate this 2017 is N215billion. Spend our money on our land and it's people. #MinisterFaceYourWork
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Charly Boy

"Fact is, most Nigerians don’t count our ministers’ pronouncements as serious these days. Many see him as a clueless and overly excited Minister who makes a lot of funny declarations without due consultations. You won’t be wrong if you call him irrational, or if you like, a bigmouth; you may also want to consider him a fabulist, or if you are trying to be modest like me, just call him the King of spoofs. Haha…a joke called minister."

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Kcee



Igodye

Undoubtedly,entertainment: Music,Comedy,Sport, and Film productions are the highest-ranking human resource export from Nigeria.Government should protect their intellectual property and invest into its capacity building. I have observed with keen interest the recent reports credited to the honourable minister of information and culture,proposing to ban the production of our indigenous films abroad.instead of such pronouncements,I expect a mutual partnership with government and all stake holders in the entertainments industry.what level of support has government provided to growth of entertainment in terms of protecting their works?piracy is still on the high,most of the actors,actresses and producers do not earn what's is obtainable in other parts of the world in terms of technical,social support and general contribution to their well being.I recommend that instead of putting laws to check the issue of films produced outside Nigeria.Government should invest in the sector to develop it,introduce partnership that will bring about government earning funds from the services provided through technical equipment, logistic sites, and establishment of a standard Nollywood village.more so soft loans should be provided to aid film production ,while the ministry of information and culture should engage the film writer and producers to build contents that can significantly profile our image as a country.instead of confrontation,which will not be in the best interest of both the government and the artistes.
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