Friday, 6 July 2012
Ghanaian Films To Be Banned In Nigeria
The once harmonious relationship between the Nigerian film industry and its Ghanaian counterpart, Ghollywood is at the verge of oblivion as the movie marketers under the umbrella of Film, Video Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (FVPMAN) has placed embargo on Ghanaian films with effect from the end of this month.
According to Mr. Uzo Godson Nwosu, the FVPMAN chairman, Onitsha branch, who confirmed the development, the move was made following the decision of Ghollywood’s stakeholders to ban the distribution of Nigerian films in Ghana a long time ago.
While speaking at FVPMAN’s general meeting few weeks ago, Nwosu said: “starting from the first week of August, no Ghanaian film will be allowed to enter the Nigerian market again. We have resolved that no Ghanaian film will be distributed within our controlled market. Our Ghanaian counterparts have long stopped distributing our films in their country, and given this development, we have no choice than to reciprocate the gesture.”
The FVPMAN boss also disclosed that any of their members who failed to comply with this new directive will either be prosecuted or have his goods confiscated by the association.