Friday, 25 April 2014

Breaking!!! Half of a Yellow Sun banned

After much anticipation for the film, Nigerians might not get to watch Half of a Yellow sun after all. I can confirm to you that the Nigerian Film Sensors board has forbade the film for being aired. So it will not be on cinema, Tv, or even on CD. The board did not give reasons for the ban but I can bet that it has to do with the hot and steamy sex scenes in the movie. At one point, a 'live' breast was shown in the movie. Before now, there had been anticipation that Nigerians will not buy the sex scenes, but no one thought of NFVCB ban. So it's official, no Half of a Yellow sun for now.

Press release from producers reads:
Shareman Media, the Nigerian producers, and FilmOne Distribution, the Nigerian distributors, of the feature film, Half of a Yellow Sun, announces as follows:

"The highly anticipated release of Half of a Yellow Sun in Nigeria has been postponed due to delays in obtaining certification from the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board for the public release of the film.  Subject to obtaining the certification of the Board, the film is now rescheduled for release on 2nd May 2014."

1 comment:

  1. Chei! Kasala don burst! It's one-one nah! They first insulted d country by calling d movie a Bristish Film (bcos of selfish reasons) and shunning us by releasing it over a year ago outside d country. I can't laugh enough. Anyway, Naija own self is too much. We r one of d most corrupt countries in d world but we pretend as if we r some stoneage generation who know nothing abt sex or sexual body parts. Come on! Well, Censor Board should do something daring like dis to show dy are working! #Nonsensejoblesspeople. I bought one stupid Nollywood film called Fire Man d oda day and I felt like beating myself up for wasting money. I also felt like cursing d Censors board for allowing such movie to be sold.