Nigerian musician, actor and politician, Banky W has reacted with a heartfelt note to movie lovers and fans of the movie, ‘Sugar Rush’ after it was recently yanked off Nigerian cinemas.
The National Film and Video Censors Board ordered cinemas nationwide to stop showing the recently released movie which has grossed about N160m since its release on December 25, 2019.
Although many sources claim that the movie was suspended because of the way it portrayed the EFCC, the NVFCB, Executive Director, Adedayo Thomas, however, told The PUNCH that the movie was not suspended because of some scenes found to portray the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as an incompetent organisation.
The film centres on three sisters who accidentally discover $800,000 (N288m) in the house of a corrupt man.
According to some online critics, the comedy-drama also showed failed attempts by the EFCC to recover the money, depicting the EFCC operatives as incompetent and clumsy.
Reacting to the suspension, Banky W wrote: ‘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’.
See his full statement below….