Desmond Elliot said in an interview with Hip TV that for the Nollywood industry to grow, the Nigerian government will have to ban foreign content. He said they should make foreign content difficult to enter the country so our own content can grow. His comment about the foreign content ban has been criticised by most Nigerians.
He didn’t only ask for the ban of foreign content, he said that the content is a product that must be treated like rice importation. Nigerians have decided that his request was impractical and have taken to Twitter to air their views.
Some of the opinions are below:
Should we tell Desmond Idiot, sorry Desmond Elliot that we don't import foreign films, we stream or download them. For government to even come close to clamp down on foreign movies, they have to ban internet, Netflix, Showmax, Piratebay etc
— Village boy (@amourab) July 22, 2019
The weird thing about what Desmond Elliot raised is:
Ask him about how he intends to Implement Ban on Foreign movies?
Restrict Netflix and hundreds of streaming channels?
You could easily Ban Rice once you cover your boarders.
— The Kingmaker🦉 (@SmithVinci) July 22, 2019
Desmond Elliot said the Nigerian Government Should ban Abroad movies from coming into the country, so that we all can always go to the cinemas to watch Koto Aye, Aki n PawPaw Part 1-5. The abroad should be ready to ban Nigerian Music too.
— Dr. PamPam | Omo Iya Ologi (@thepamilerin) July 22, 2019
Dear Desmond Elliot
Your supplier mix the Igbo with some other substances.. please change your supplier and stop talking nonsense
Concerned Nigerians pic.twitter.com/WYIjapAT8V
— Pharmo Lee (@holuwafemi_002) July 22, 2019
With comments like, i really don't know Desmond Elliot's endgame. Is he feeling like the avenger of Nollywood? I never heard Wizkid or Davido bitching about Foreign competitiön. Those boys bent down, braced up and took Nigeria to the world. Same with Genevieve. #BBNaija
— Barney F (@BarneyF17) July 22, 2019
Lol, and I used to respect Desmond Elliot oh.
They should ban Avengers so that I'll be watching
"Daddy Chioma, why did you impregnate my sister?"
— Femi Uche🐐 (@iamspreado) July 22, 2019
Dear Mr. Desmond Elliot,
I hope realize that your kids will no longer be able to watch Nickelodeon, Jim Jam and Cartoon Network if foreign movies are banned? Plus, no more Zee World for your wife. Can you cope like this? pic.twitter.com/ZBINY1RepD
— CHIDUBEM NJOKU (@ChidubemNJ) July 22, 2019
Yesterday I saw an interview where Desmond Elliot said govt has to ban the importation of foreign movies/entertainment so that Nollywood can grow.
He actually said "Govt should do like it did with rice".
Is it crack? Really is it?
— Igala High Chief (@I_Am_Ilemona) July 22, 2019
These are just a few opinions of other Nigerians but we would really love to know what you think about Desmond Elliot’s foreign content ban statement, tell us in the comment section below.
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