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Federal Government Board Allegedly Probes Into Bobrisky and His Movie

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The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has decided to establish three panels that will thoroughly look into a movie named after controversial self-acclaimed male barbie, Idris Okunneye aka Bob Risky.

The movie titled “Bob Risky In Love” was produced by Nollywood Namaste Production company and directed by Ken Steve Anuka. The movie was filmed in Enugu state. It stars Bob Risky as the main character who happens to be a transgender woman named Cherechi. It also features popular actresses, Anita Joseph and Queen Nwokoye.

Apparently, Cherechi goes abroad as a man but returns to the village as a woman much to the annoyance of his family and fiancee. Promotional posters for the movie which has since been released has been receiving a lot of criticisms, especially in the country’s movie industry. However, the soundtrack of the movie urges the general members of the public to be more accepting of transgender even if it is against our culture.

Punch Newspaper reports that they reached out to an official of the board who confirmed the news.

He also added that the movie would be investigated according to the laws of the country and if it does not comply with it, then it would be legally prohibited.

In his words,

“We have set up three different panels to view the movie which was given to us by the producers for classification and review,” the official was quoted to have said. For the purpose of fairness and objectivity, we will not give specific details since evaluation is still ongoing but note that any movie that promotes homosexuality in contravention of our laws cannot be endorsed. Latest by next week we will deliver a verdict on the movie. If the movie is banned, it would be communicated to the producers and our enforcement team would mop up all copies of the film on the market and defaulters would be apprehended and fined appropriately. When classifying movies, we consider its cultural value, we check whether it is divisive given the fault lines of Nigeria as regards religion and tribe.  We check its message, whether it promotes things that we find repugnant in our nation; we check the level of violence portrayed in the movie as well as sexual content and other things. Usually, it takes a minimum of one week and a maximum of two weeks for a movie submitted to us to be classified. But the online phenomenon is changing things and there is a need for us to adapt to new realities.”

This is not the first movie the controversial celebrity has starred in as he was featured in a Yoruba movie, “Ojuloge Obirin”. He played the role of a cross-dresser. The movie was produced by Tayo Sobola in 2015. Bob Risky also featured in a movie called ‘Skin’ released in March 2019.

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#EndSARS: Nigerian Army Denies Shooting At Protesters In Lekki

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The Nigerian army has debunked claims that it had hands in the mass shooting of #Endsars protester in the Lekki-Ikoyi area of Lagos state.

No fewer than 50 people were allegedly shot at and injured during the peaceful protest in Lekki on Tuesday evening by fully dressed military men.

In a Twitter post via the military’s official page, the Nigerian Army denied deploying their men to the location or having anything to do with the said shootings.

Contrary to the army’s claim of it as fake news, video evidence from the scene shows otherwise as officers dressed in camo were be seen firing live ammunitions sporadically at protesters.

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‘Lekki Tollgate Is Not Sambisa Forest’ – Actor Frank Donga Reacts To Lekki Shooting

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'Lekki Tollgate Is Not Sambisa Forest' - Actor Frank Donga Reacts To Lekki Shooting

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Nollywood actor, Kunle Idowu, also known by the stage name Frank Donga, has reacted to the shooting at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

The movie star and comedian is of the view that the Lekki Tollgate should not have been invaded by armed military officers because it is not a warzone compared to Sambisa Forest.

Sambisa Forest, which used to be a site of tourist attraction in Borno state, has now become a place known for Boko Haram terrorist attacks.

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Taking to Twitter to bear his mind, Frank Donga writes:

“Lekki tollgate is not Sambisa forest. The unarmed protesters are not terrorist, yet you sent armored vehicles and live bullets to them. 20-10-20”

See his tweet below:

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Burna Boy Creates Petition To Implement Sanctions Against Nigerian Government

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”The Whole Government Should Step Down” – Burna Boy Reacts To Shooting Of Peaceful Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

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Nigerian musician, Damini Ogulu alias Burna Boy, has created a petition to implement sanctions against the Nigerian government. The Afro-fusion artist shared this petition via his official Twitter on Tuesday night after the shooting at the Lekki Tollgate.

Sharing the link, the ‘Monsters You Made’ crooner writes:

“Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials -Petitions! We Need 100k signatures from UK citizens for this to be tabled by parliament. Please Help us make our Killers pay.”

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He further tweeted:

“I am in London and Im doing my best to make sure sanctions are imposed against Nigerian Government Officials. I need all citizens of all European countries, America, Asia EVERYWHERE to please Do the Same. THEY MUST ALL PAY!!”

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