Nigeria Set To Ban Nigeria Music Videos And Movies Shot Abroad – Should This Be Replicated In Ghana?

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Ghana, as a country of arts, has a number of artistes and music video directors fly to South Africa to shoot music videos – and that is not frowned upon by any law, perhaps, due to the subtle principle of Capitalism here.

But in Nigeria, the situation is different and a report by suggests so:


The Federal Government of Nigeria is set to issue a ban on shooting of music videos as well as movies outside the country.

Nigerian musician Wizkid

The Minister of Information, Mr. Lai Mohammed made this known on Saturday in Lagos when he paid a visit to the headquarters of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON).

During his visit, Lai Mohammed said:

“This government has agreed that henceforth, whatever we consume in Nigeria in terms of music and films, must be made in Nigeria. We cannot continue to go to South Africa or any other country to produce our films and then send them back to be consumed in Nigeria.”

Nigerian actress Rita Dominic

Touching on the position of the law to buttress the intended directive by the government, Mr. Lai Mohammed said:

“The Broadcasting Code and the Advertising Code are very clear on this. For you to classify a product as a Nigerian product, it must have a certain percentage of Nigerian content.”

The big question we at ask is: Should This Be Replicated In Ghana?