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“Illegal to release content without our approval” — NFVCB warns



"Illegal to release content without our approval" --- NFVCB warns

The National Films and Videos Censors Board (NFVCB) has issued a stern warning to content creators, emphasizing that releasing music videos, skits, and films without obtaining proper classification from the board is illegal.

This measure aims to ensure that audiovisual content is suitable for all audiences, particularly protecting children from inappropriate material.

The NFVCB’s classification system assigns age ratings and content advisories, assisting families in making informed viewing choices. The board’s Director General, Shaibu Husseini, reiterated this policy in a recent interview with DAILY POST, announcing the extension of classification requirements to include music videos and skits.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Husseini cautioned against the distribution of unclassified content. “It is also an offence to distribute or exhibit any film or video content, musical videos and skits on any platform without recourse to the National Film and Video Censors Board for classification,” he stated. Husseini added that the board is collaborating with security agencies to track down individuals and production companies violating this directive, ensuring they face legal consequences.

The NFVCB also condemned the promotion and distribution of same-sex content on the internet, noting that public exhibition of same-sex relationships is illegal in Nigeria. The board emphasized its commitment to upholding national cultural and moral standards in all audiovisual content distributed within the country.

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