Nigerian Government Suspends “Sugar Rush” Movie From Cinemas (See Why)

Nigerian Government Suspends “Sugar Rush” Movie From Cinemas (See Why)

Gbenga Sijuade13th January 2020

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB ) has banned the viewing of the recently released movie,” Sugar Rush  in all the nationwide cinemas.

Speaking on why the movie produced by a musician, cum actor Banky W was suspended, NFVCB Executive Director, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, on its Facebook page said, the sugar Rush was given temporary approval which expired before the movie exhibition in cinemas.

Mr. Thomas also revealed that the movie was not suspended because of some scenes found to portray the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as an incompetent organization.

The film, which centers on three sisters who accidentally discover $800,000 (N288m) in the house of a corrupt man, also shows failed attempts by the EFCC to recover the money, depicting the EFCC operatives as incompetent and clumsy.

However in a reaction to the suspension, musician, cum actor and politician, Olubankole Wellington, aka Banky W has penned a heartfelt note to movie lovers and fans of the movie, ‘Sugar Rush’ which was recently yanked off Nigerian cinemas.


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