Earlier on, The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) had ordered that the screening of the Sugar Rush movie in cinemas should be put on hold until further notice.
According to a few reports, the movie was reportedly removed from the Nigerian cinemas for ‘depicting’ the operations of EFCC in a relatively ‘poor way’.
“The President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR led administration Aso Rock Villa is rather in support of the creative industry and has been promoting it as one of the avenues to diversify the nation’s economic base,”
“The movie has not just significantly increased box office #revenues within a short period but has improved our cinematic culture which are sine qua non for attracting the #investment we so much desire as a nation.
“I, however, take responsibility for the gap in communication and the delay in granting final approval as the temporary approval given for the movie exhibition expired before we could release an official statement due to my preoccupation with extant responsibilities and backlog of movies requiring approval as a result of the December rush.”
Banky W has reacted to the current situation.
According to Banky W, ‘If you saw @sugarrushmovie and loved it, or if you planned to, please read our statements. We are very hopeful and optimistic that the film will be back on screens in a few days, so please don’t give up on us, and please stay optimistic with us.
Your love and support means the world to us. Thank you to @nfvcb for helping us rectify any issues. Pls stay tuned, by God’s grace you will see our film again VERY SOON. Pls stay positive people!! Love you all’