- The federal government’s plan to stop entertainers from making films and videos outside the country is eliciting responses from celebrities
- PSquare, Yemi Alade, Falz, Ruggedman, and Charly Boy have all slammed the government’s plan
- They feel the government should focus on more important issues
NAIJ.com had earlier reported 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:
“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.
"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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Watch Iyanya tell NAIJ.com why the government needs to pay more attention to the Nigerian entertainment industry below: