BY ‘SEGUN ODEJIMI
So, just as Christians were celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ today, somehow, the about 10-years-old Motion Picture Practitioners Council of Nigeria (MOPPICON) Draft Bill got resurrected and Nollywood has since gone kooky. Well, at least on social media.
While some have likened it to being “in Nazi Germany”, others have described it as outrageously elitist while some others think the industry actually needs some regulation.
Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed recently announced that a Ministerial Committee aimed at fast-tracking the passage into law of the Motion Picture Practitioners Council of Nigeria (MOPPICON) Bill will be inaugurated on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Conference Room of the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos.
The committee will be chaired by AMAA founder, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe and assisted by Ali Mahmood-Balogun, a respected filmmaker.
If you still haven’t seen what the noise is about, simply click here and immerse yourself in the 49-page document.