The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFCVB) has banned American erotic romance movie, Fifty Shades of Grey from showing on Nigerian cinemas. The NFCVB banned the movie due to the illicit scenes it contains. The movie which lasted only one week in cinema houses in Nigeria has also been banned in other countries like Kenya, Zimbabwe, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Malaysia, Indonesia.
Sources disclosed that an email was sent to all cinemas in Nigeria by the board to quit showing the movie. The movie is one of the highest earning R-rated debuts in cinematic history.
The manager of a cinema in Surulere stated that it is sad that the culture in Nigeria will not allow National Film and Video Censors Board (NFCVB) to leave the movie to show. “If it was in UK or USA such a thing will never happen.” The movie was banned despite the fact that it only shows late, from 9.30pm.
The banning of Fifty Shades of Grey by National Film and Video Censors Board (NFCVB) has infuriated many people who have taken to the social media to vent their anger.