Aggrieved Nollywood film directors have collectively voiced their concern over the alarming rate at which soft-porn movies are produced and uploaded on YouTube and other social media platforms.
The directors argue such videos create a negative impression about Nigeria and its people, and they say it is time to stem the tide.
The directors under the aegis of Nollywood Crusader Directors in a statement made available to HVP, and signed on their behalf by actor Charles Awurum and founder of Igbo film forum, comrade Eze Harris Chuma, have threatened henceforth to slap a ban on actors and actresses who feature in any sex internet movie.
“We have also agreed not to employ the services of the actors in any movie they are directing,” they said.
The directors have further urged parents to closely monitor their children’s activity on social media so that they see what their kids are doing in the name of acting.
“This is everybody’s fight. Many innocent young girls are being tricked or forced into accepting to act the indecent roles and some because of their innocence, childish brain, and hunger to become movie stars, willingly accept the roles,” they said.
“This is not in our culture, and it is not our tradition. Parents should be careful about what their children are using their phones to watch. At 4 years, most of our children have started to operate phones very well, even more than some adults. We are talking today, for the sake of tomorrow.”