Lagos State Government on Tuesday warned moviemakers in the state against indecency, offensive language, scenes of excessive brutality, and negative African stereotypes in movies, to withdraw from any act that deteriorates the society.
Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, the Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, issued this warning at a stakeholder conference organised by the Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board (LSFVCB).
The conference had “Content Development as a Driver for Sustainable Growth in the Film and Video Industry’’ as a theme.
Uzamat stated that moviemakers must create a system to takeout dysfunctional content and display positive moral and value for the betterment of the society.
She said, “It is noteworthy to say that obscenity, vulgar languages, scenes of excessive violence, and negative Africa stereotype seem to be the order of the day which forms a major platform of societal degradation.
“They need to come together and agree on ways best to eliminate such dysfunctional contents and exhibit positive values for a better society is necessary.
“The time is now to break off from indecent contents devoid of moral values and imbibe our rich African culture and heritage to the film industry.’’
Uzamat further said it was a cautious alert to enhance the quality of delivery and develop the movie industry.
“We must strive at sustaining a significant value chain that will better the industry,’’ she added.