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NFVCB: SUSPENDED ‘SUGAR RUSH’ MOVIE

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has given reasons why it suspended Jade Osiberu’s comedy film, ‘Sugar Rush’ from screening in Nigerian cinemas.

The film tells the story of three sisters who accidentally discover $800,000 (N288m) in the house of a corrupt man.

  1. The storyline somewhat portrays failed attempts by an anti-graft agency to recover the money. Critics have said it depicts The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission operatives as incompetent and clumsy.

Several online reports suggest that the poor portrayal of the EFCC in the comedy might be one of the reasons it was pulled out of cinemas.

But, the Executive Director of NFVCB, Adedayo Thomas, has debunked the allegations in a statement published on its official, Instagram account.

Mr Thomas said the temporary approval given for the movie exhibition has expired.

“It has come to our notice that #BringBackSugarRush is currently gaining momentum on Twitter with many speculating a ban on the movie ‘Sugar Rush’ and presuming the supposed action as a sign of government’s intention to stifle creativity,” his statement read.

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“The movie has not just significantly increased box office revenues within a short period but has improved our cinematic culture which is the sine qua non for attracting the investment we so much desire as a nation.

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