Immortality: Kano Film And Censorship Board To Monitor Hausa Movies On Hausa YouTube Channels
Kano State Film and Censorship Board (KSFCB) has announced plans to monitor Hausa movies uploaded on YouTube channels owned by Hausa content creators to guard against “immorality”.
Isma’il Naabba, executive secretary of the board, broke the news on Thursday in a chat with NAN in Kano State.
It has become imperative to sanitise the space, as many movie makers have found escape route to showcase their immorality since they were not censored.
In line with the aim of the board, we invited YouTube channel operators, who upload Hausa movie contents, to create better understanding.
It is within the power of the board to regulate and censor the moral content of any literary material, be it audio, visual, or text, which are targeted at people.
We made it clear to them that everyone must henceforth bring his/her film to the board for censoring before uploading on these channels.
Naabba, who warned that the board would sanction defaulters, urged them to always contact KSFCB for advice.
While soliciting for the public support, the executive secretary warned the operators to cooperate with the board to achieve its aims.
NAN reports that the board was established to censor and regulate the contents of Hausa YouTube channels to ensure conformity with the laid-down rules.
The announcement comes few days after Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN) suspended Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau – her second suspension in four years – over religious controversy that trailed pictures she recently shared on social media.
In the now-deleted picture over which she was accused of blasphemy, the 26-year-old Kannywood star had posed in a tight-fitted gold gown that exposed her skin from her neck region down to the upper section of her waist.
Some of Sadau’s fans felt the pictures were against her faith, Islam, as her back and curves were revealed in the champagne gold dress she wore, leaving her hair uncovered.
However, others disagreed and rose in her defense, sparking religious clash in the comment section of her post.