Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, has recently directed filmmakers to avoid including money rituals in their movies.
During his visit to media organisations in Abuja, Nigeria, Mohammed said I have asked the National Film and Video Censors Board, responsible for regulating the Nigerian film and video industry, to consider this issue while censoring and classifying films and videos.
“For those who are still in doubt, ritual killings have taken on a frightening new dimension in the last year. Recently, four young males, one of them is 18 years old, murdered their 20-year-old female friend for money rites.”
However, in a recent viral video, Kanayo O. Kanayi, a Nollywood actor, refuted that the movie industry is to blame for the rise in teen ritual murders. Kanayo is well known for his roles involving money rituals as the “grandmaster” in films. But he said movies mirror society, as art imitates life. So, according to him, if society changes, the video focus will change.