Over the years, certain movies have been banned for inclusion of sexual content. Several censorship boards have had several reasons for banning a movie. Some of the major reasons are based on religion, sexual content, violence and factual inadequacies as well as obscenity.
(1) Fifty: The screen adaptation of EL James book of the same name was banned in several countries across the world. The movie which follows the sadism and masochism relationships between Anastasia and Christian Grey was banned in Nigeria, Kenya, Malaysia and India for its sexual content.
(2) Last Tango In Paris: Condemned by critics as a self-serving pornography, the 1972 movie tells the story of a young partisan woman’s sordid affair with a middle aged American businessman. The movie was banned in countries like Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Singapore,Chile and parts of Canada for its explicit Portrayal of sexual violence in Italy. All copies of the film were seized, burned and banned for over a decade by the supreme court.
(3) Office Christmas Party
In 2016, the comedy movie about a branch manager who throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, was banned in Nigeria by the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), the film was banned from cinemas for its nude and sex scenes which were considered mappropriate for Nigerians.
The Last Temptation Of Christ: – Based on a novel by Nikos Kazantzakis, this Martin Scorsese’s film portrays Jesus as a man with sexual desires towards the end of the film, Jesus gets down from the cross and starts a family with Mary Magdalene in a dream caused by Satan.
The movie incurred the wrath of several religious organisations who succeeded at forcing major cinemas in the US not to screen the film. It is still illegal to distribute or even a copy of the movie in Singapore and Philippines.
(5) The Girl With A Dragon Tatoo: The Oscar nominated crime thriller was banned in India after the director, David Fincher, refused to cut scenes portraying rape and sexual intercourse. India’s Central Board of Film certification had insisted on the removal of five scenes including one in which Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara make love and another in which Mara’s character is raped by her legal guardian.
Apart from these banned movies, there are some other Nollywood movies with most nudity and sex scenes. Nollywood almost never gets sex and nudity right in films a great deal fo talent and hard work to create realistic sex scenes. Some of our favouite actors and actresses had way too much unjustified nudity and horrible sex scenes.
In recent times, there have been several films and TV series that have Portrayed the authenticity, of sex. They include the Sex, Between Sammy and Elizabeth in ‘Fifty’. The shower sex scene between Temi and Emeka in ‘Battle Ground”.
Shakira: A movie about a man on rebound who gets involved with a married woman, Shakira the gratuitous sex in this movie doesn’t distract you from the story because there is actually no story in the first place, but quite a number of people may find the raunchy scenes between Majid Michel and Mercy Johnson no matter how terrible enough reason to sit through ‘Shakira’.
My Victory Resulted From Steadfast Prayers, Says MBGN Winner
Winner of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2021, Oluchi Madubuike, yesterday said that her victory was as a result of steadfast prayers.
Madubuike, who was crowned Miss Nigeria World 2021 on Saturday, took to her Instagram page to appreciate her family and other people who supported her in the journey.
According to her, she was victorious because of the steadfast prayers, love and support that she received from well wishes.
She said, “The little girl in me is screaming with joy at this new reality of mine. I’m sure my dad is with the host of angels in heaven celebrating me!
“I am so grateful to God most importantly for this opportunity and the hand of favour He placed upon my life. I am a living testimony of his divine work.
“To @silverbirdgrp , all our sponsors and partners, thank you all for this opportunity. I promise to maximize it to my fullest potential.
“This victory was a result of the steadfast prayers, love and support. I pray that God will find a way to repay everyone who contributed in a thousand folds.”
Madubuike would be representing Nigeria at the 70th edition of the Miss World pageant to be held on December 16, 2021 in Puerto Rico.
Nigerian Female Celebrities Are Not Prostitutes -Movie Producer
Nigerian movie producer, Samuel Olatunji, popularly known as Bigsam has debunked the idea that successful women in the entertainment industry earn their money through questionable means.
The Public Relations expert took to his Instagram page yesterday to condemn Nollywood actress, Nnaji Charity, who in her Instagram stories wrote that “being a female celebrity in Nigeria is more like an advanced prostitution.”(sic)
“To say her post is uncharitable to women is stating the obvious. What is more uncharitable is the fact that she is a woman (that, I believe because these days, you never can tell), “ the producer said.
He added, “What you are implying is that all these successful female celebrities, both in entertainment and outside entertainment are prostitutes, got to where they are, or are maintaining what they are by prostitution? Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Naming celebrities such as Linda Ikeji, Toyin Abraham, Funke Akindele-Bello, and Ini Edo, the Dear Affy producer attested to lucrative means by which several female celebrities he has worked with, make their money.
He said, “There was a time someone called me to say Linda Ikeji must be doing fraud or advanced prostitution to make the kind of money she has, that year, Linda was charging 50k per post (now it is 150k). I asked the person to open the blog and we did counting of sponsored post for that day as at 6pm, Linda has done about 20 sponsored posts. That year, Linda was raking in about 2 million daily. Before Covid and after, Toyin Abraham was making over 5 million monthly.
“About 10 years ago, we struck a major deal for Ini Edo, my first cut in the money was over 1.5m. Till date, Ini is making legitimate money quietly and in quick succession to have warranted talk that she’s the richest actress in Nigeria. About two or three years ago, Funke Akindele Bello made over 1 million USD from just one of her projects.”(sic)
Also mentioning the likes of Kemi Adetiba, Uche Jumbo, and Lizzy Jay, Bigsam said, “If you see all these women living life and living well, don’t let your limited brain deceive you that they only make it by gracing beds of powerful men (some of these men actually live off them).”
“Women are doing well and it is possible for the upcoming one to do better without turning to prostitution,” he continued.
He further encouraged ladies to ignore the claims by Nnaji as “she doesn’t know what she’s saying.”
Wizkid, Omah Lay Bag High Nominations In AFRIMA 2021
The African Union Commission and the International Committee of All Africa Music Awards have released the 2021 nominees’ list.
The list, which was released on Wednesday, features over 400 songs from artistes in the 30 continental and 10 regional categories cutting across African talents and creatives living on the continent and in the Diaspora.
Leading the 2021 AFRIMA nominations scorecard is South Africa’s sensation duo, Blaq Diamond with eight nominations for their song, ‘SummerYoMuthi’ in ‘Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa’; ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Song of the Year in Africa’; ‘Producer of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational Music’; ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Pop’; and ‘Best African Duo, Group or Band’.
Also, South Africa’s Focalistic made it to the top of the list for his hit single, ‘Ke Star’ [Remix], featuring Davido and Vigro Deep with seven nominations including ‘Best Male Artiste’ in Southern Africa; ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Song of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Dance or Choreography’; ‘Best African Collaboration’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group In African Electro’; and ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’. Also, South Africa’s Focalistic made it to the top of the list for his hit single, ‘Ke Star’ [Remix], featuring Davido and Vigro Deep with seven nominations including ‘Best Male Artiste’ in Southern Africa; ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Song of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Dance or Choreography’; ‘Best African Collaboration’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group In African Electro’; and ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’.
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