Nigerians this morning are scratching their heads in confusion while other are smirking in amusement as the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has revealed the supposed real reason for suspending the screening of the ‘Sugar Rush’ movie.
This is following the outrage from Nigerians on social media over the removal of the movie from the cinemas.
The initial reason was that the film showed the operatives of the EFCC, the nations anti-graft agency, in a bad light and tarnished the image of the nation.
However now in a statement by the NFVCB on its Facebook page signed by Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, its Executive Director it said, ‘Sugar Rush’ was suspended in cinemas because the temporary approval given for the movie exhibition had expired. The Board, however, assured Nigerians that the movie will be back in cinemas soon.
Nollywood actor and singer, Banke W on his Twitter page had begged Nigerians, to come to his aid when the flick was yanked and they have done exactly that and their outcry has obviously caused the NFVCB to backtrack.
The producer also responded via Twitter writing:
“Thank you all SO MUCH for the support that our film “Sugar Rush” has received. We’re hoping the issues will be resolved quickly, so we can resume screening as soon as possible,”