Nigerian artistes spearheaded by the Okoye brothers have replied the Federal Government of Nigeria over its plans to stop the shooting of music videos, movies and other productions meant for Nigerians consumption outside the country.
Recall that the Information Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed made this known stating that the Nigerian government is planning to amend the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, NBC’s rule to include the new order.
In reaction to the move by the federal government, the Okoye brothers took to their social media pages to slam the Nigerian government for its proposed move.
Jude Enges Okoye took to his social media page on Instagram to write:
“Smh. An industry they NEVER encouraged, supported or empowered is what they now want to control. Let all of you stop running to abroad when you are sick as na naija money una dey use patronize oyibo hospital dem. You people are the ones refusing to fix our health facilities so u travel out when mosquito bite una. So why tell us where to record when u can’t provide uninterrupted power here in Nigeria. Sometime I wonder how we got it all wrong. Una children when dey sch for abroad na which money una dey use patronize them? Abeg stfu!
Also in reaction, Peter Okoye of the Psquare music group took to his Twitter page to write:
“And our Government been failing us since 1960 #SMH”
“Dear FG, for your information! All the Shame way una dey bring for dis our country na we dey entertainers dey cover una Nash! Ndi ala #SMH”
“Sometimes am ashamed to be called a Nigerian because this people? Tufia kwa?? Another Nationality Loading…… ?????????????????? #shame”