Friday, June 14, 2024

Nollywood Guilds Pledge Support for Smoke-free films campaign

Leaders and representatives of various Guilds and associations in the Nigerian film industry have pledged their support for the campaign against smoking and consumption of harmful substances in Nollywood films.

it was reported that the thespians made the commitment during a national stakeholders engagement on smoke-free Nollywood held in Enugu.

The event was organized by the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) and the corporate accountability and public participation Africa (CAPPA).

Representatives of the association of Movie Producers (AMP), Directors, Guild of Nigeria (DGN), Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) and the Motion Pictures Practitioners Association Of Nigeria (MOPPAN), were among those who attended the event.

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Others included foremost Nollywood filmmakers Fred Amata, Teco Benson, Zeb Ejiro and representatives of the Nigerian film corporation (NFC), among other stakeholders.

in his opening address, Dr. Shaibu Husseini, executive director of NFVCB, said the sensitization Programme was to educate stakeholders on the danger inherent in smoking in Nigerian movies.

According to him, besides the health implications, glamorization of smoking in films poses negative influence on teens and young adults who constitute the largest segment of Nigeria movie viewers.

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