Despite strict laws on homosexuality in Nigeria, some Nollywood filmmakers are planning to release the first lesbian movie in the country.
Reports by BBC claims Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) sent a warning to the producers of the movie to halt the release of the movie which violates the country’s laws.
The report continues to say despite the warning, the producers of the movie titled ‘Ife'(which means love in Yoruba) is planning to release the movie online to catch the Nigeria Movie regulators off-guard.
According to the head of Censors Board, Adebayo Thomas, both the producer and the director, and indeed all involved in the film could be risking jail terms of 14 years sentence for promoting homosexuality in a country.
The head of the NFVCB said there was no space for Ife or other homosexual movies in Nigeria, citing the law.
“There’s a standing law that prohibits homosexuality, either in practice or in a movie or even in a theatre or on stage. If it’s content from Nigeria, it has to be censored,” Mr Thomas told the BBC.