March 18, 2015 – Omotola Jalade Speaks Against 50 Shades Of Grey Movie Ban In Nigeria
In an exclusive chat on Hip TV, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde speaks against the ban of controversial erotic movie, ’50 Shades of Grey’ by the NFVCB in Nigeria.
The Nollywood Queen said the ban imposed by Nigeria’s National Film & Censors Board is too harsh.
While defending the adult scenes in the movie, Omotola said the content is matured enough for its target audience and that the board should have disallowed children from watching it instead of banning it.
In her words:
“I don’t agree that the level of nudity and erotic scenes in the movie ought to be. But then, you know, romance and love is a part of life, but the explicit nature of the movie is what I don’t get; must it be that raw? I agree if that’s why the Censors Board banned it because we don’t want that in our society. But, I still believe there should be movies for specific types of audiences and 50 Shades of Grey is one of such. The movie is all about sex and erotic stuffs, so when you’re going in, you know exactly what you came to watch”.
50 Shades of Grey was also banned in India, the United Arabs Emirates and most Asian countries.