The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) on Thursday conducted training on film Censoring and classification for youths in Oshodi/Isolo Local Government of Lagos State and advised them against sharing hate speeches, photos and inciting videos on social media platforms.
The event, tagged “Media Literacy and Empowerment for Youths” was held at Oshodi, headquarters of Oshodi/Isolo Local Government Council and had in attendance youths, stakeholders in the creative industry and officials of the NFVCB.
The participants were taught basic dynamics of films and videos censorship and classification codes and the preservation of Nigeria’s cultural heritage through films.
Alh. Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director of NFVCB said the programme was in furtherance of the board’s nationwide Media Literacy and Mentorship initiatives launched for upcoming industry players, youths and students.
According to him, there is urgent need to caution young Nigerians against the dangers of generating and sharing fake news and provocative motion pictures for the interest of national peace and unity.
“We live in an age where technology and ICT transcend every aspect of our existence, as we no longer need to be in the cinema, buy or rent a DVD to watch films, because they are now streamed online and one can access them with smartphones, tablet or the PC via the social media.
“The youths need protection from harmful media contents, because these days we have influx of harmful and unsubstantiated contents ranging from fake news/hate speech to unwholesome film/video circulating on online channels and social media.
“It is therefore desirable for everyone to be intentionally critical of media contents he is exposed to in order not to be caught in the web of harmful and destructive materials.
“These underscore the need for the youths to be equipped with the knowledge which will aid them to think right, deep and at the end make informed choices about media contents they are exposed to,” he said.
The Executive Director noted that the trend of people receiving and forwarding hate speeches and harmful contents without verifying the authenticity was on the increase.
He added that since the spread of news on social media could not be restricted, there was need for people to be educated on the implication of such news on society before spreading them.
According to him, “ the NFVCB has developed capacity over the years in this regard such that it is acknowledged and commended by both the UNESCO and Google for its Media Literacy programmes.
“Due to sustained concern for the youths, especially in the area of saving them from harmful and unwholesome media contents, the NFVCB engages in this same programme in the six geo-political zones of the country which includes Lagos as one of the states in the South-West. Highpoint of the programme was the presentation of start-up packs to the youths entrepreneurs involved in acting and other vocations in the sector.
Mohbad: Naira Marley in our custody – Police
The Police in Lagos have confirmed that the Afrobeat musician, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley is currently in its custody in connection with the death of Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as MohBad.
The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, made this known on Tuesday night on his verified Twitter handle@BenHundeyin.
He said the Naira Marley was currently assisting with the ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of the 27-year-old singer.
“Naira Marley has been taken into custody for interrogation and other investigation activities,” Hundeyin said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mohbad died on Sept.12 and was buried on Sept. 13, but was exhumed on Sept 21 for autopsy.
Many fans and celebrities in some states took to the streets in protests following the singer’s death.
They demanded that justice be done as they suspected that there was more to Mohbad’s death than met the eye.
Some called for the arrest of the music promoter, Balogun Eletu, aka ‘Sam Larry and Naira Marley over the multiple face-off with MohBad who parted ways with Marlian Records on a controversial note.
Sam Larry was arrested on Friday.
Actress Mercy Aigbe Receives New Title From Muslim Community
Popular Nigerian actress and filmmaker, Mercy Aigbe Adeoti has been honoured with a new title from the Muslim community.
Mercy who converted to Islam following her marriage to filmmaker, Kazim Adeoti, was honoured with the title of Arowoshadinni by ABD Azeez Islamic Foundation.
Sharing the good news on her Instagram page, she wrote;
”Hajia Minnah Anulouwapo Mercy Adeoti ( Arowoshadinni ) ❤️😍
So henceforth kindly add Arowoshadinni to my name 😄❤️😄😍
Big Thank you to ABD AZEEZ ISLAMIC FOUNDATION for this honour! 🙏🙏🙏”
Why Ilebaye Deserved to Win BBNaija All Stars – Yvonne Jegede
Nigerian actress, Yvonne Jegede has hailed reality star, Ilebaye Odiniya for winning the BBNaija Allstars N120 million grand Prize.
Recall that Ilebaye beat Mercy Eke, CeeC, and other finalists, including Adekunle, Pere, and Cross to emerge victorious on Sunday.
Reacting, Jegede said Ilebaye deserved to win, saying that other housemates underestimated the Kogi-born star.
“Yes girl…. You deserve it. Nobody should be underestimated.”
“My original winner. The beauty from Kogi state.”
Check out her comments below:
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