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The Federal Government has officially banned money rituals and smoking scenes in Nollywood movies.

This development was confirmed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, during a media visit in Abuja.

The Minister who stated that many have also blamed Nollywood for featuring money rituals in some of its movies, added that it has negatively influenced the vulnerable youths.

He cited how recently apprehended suspected ritual killers blamed social media and Nollywood for influencing their decision to engage in ritual killings.

Also on the list of banned subjects is smoking in movies as a non-smoking law was passed in Nollywood movies by the NFVCB.

The board’s director, Adedayo Thomas, revealed that the board wants to toughen up awareness on the impacts of smoking and its effect on health.

The move to ban scenes of money ritual in movies follows a long-standing debate of whether Nollywood contributes to Nigeria’s social vices or that the industry is merely a reflection of the larger society.

By oyonews

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