Elesho, Fred Amata, Oga Bello, Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey Attend NFVCB Anti-Piracy Workshop In Maryland Lagos (Photos)
The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) drive towards sanitising the film industry of unclassified film and video works began this year, with a three-day workshop, at the Elomaz Hotels, Maryland, Lagos.
The event, which had about 156 participants, was made up of security agencies such as the Nigeria Police, Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Nigerian Immigrations Service (NIS), Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Department of State Services (DSS), Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Nollywood guilds and associations, and staff of the NFVCB.
Tagged ‘Strengthening Enforcement Against Unclassified Film and Video Works’, activities began in earnest, after participants were divided into four groups for deliberations and drafting of working documents, proposed for the National Assembly, through the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
Hosted by the Executive Director of NFVCB, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, and chaired by the Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Gimba Mogaji, who was represented by DCP Ayodeji Ogundele, the forum also had Mrs. Chioma Azosiri, Assistant Superintendent of Customs and an Intellectual Property Rights Officer, as well as notable film practitioners, including ace cinematographer Mr. Tunde Kelani; President of Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Mr. Ralph Nwadike; President of Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN) Mr. Fred Amata; and Lagos Chairperson of Creative Designers Guild of Nigeria, Mrs. Joy Adeyemi.
Others are veteran actor Adebayo Salami, aka Oga Bello and Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey; filmmaker Niji Akanni, theatre art educator Tunji Azeez; comic actor Adewale Adeoye, aka Elesho, and film marketer Tunji Ojetola among others.