The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has disclosed that it received and censored 382 movies produced by Nollywood in the last quarter of 2021.
Executive Director of the NFVCB, Adedayo Thomas, disclosed this in a statement issued during the week in Abuja.
He said the board’s Film Censorship and Classification Department arrived at the figures and included them in its Q4 report of 2021.
Thomas said Lagos State had the highest number of movies produced for the period, with 181, while Onitsha followed with 96 movies and Abuja with 87 movies.
A location analysis further shows that Kano had seven while Port Harcourt and Jos recorded three respectively and Benin had five movies for the period under review.
He said an analysis of the fourth-quarter reports indicated a marginal increase in the number of movies produced from the 375 films Nigerian filmmakers produced in the third quarter of 2021.
“The report is for onward submission to the relevant Federal Government authority for compilation of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the fourth quarter (Q4), 2021. We are happy that the industry is picking up again, having survived the harsh impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on every sector of our economy, including the creative sector and the motion picture industry in particular.
“We introduced virtual censorship platforms to keep the industry running so as not to jeopardise the business interest of stakeholders, and that has become an integral part of our operations,” he said.