Music Executive, Jude Okoye, elder brother to Nigerian singers, Psquare, took to his IG page this afternoon to slam the Federal government over their plans to stop entertainers from going abroad to shoot their music videos. He wrote;
“Smh. An industry they NEVER encouraged, supported or empowered is what they now want to control. Let all of you stop running to abroad when you are sick as na naija money una dey use patronize oyibo hospital dem. You people are the ones refusing to fix our health facilities so u travel out when mosquito bite una. So why tell us where to record when u can’t provide uninterrupted power here in Nigeria. Sometime I wonder how we got it all wrong. Una children when dey sch for abroad na which money una dey use patronize them? Abeg stfu!”.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had earlier stated about the ban while visiting the Copyright Society of Nigeria.
‘This government has agreed that henceforth, whatever we consume in Nigeria in terms of music and films, must be made in Nigeria.
‘We cannot continue to go to South Africa or any other country to produce our films and then send them back to be consumed in Nigeria.’