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'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by naijazee2: 4:03am On Jan 12
NVFCB orders cinemas to stop showing Sugar Rush movie

The National Film and Video Censors Board has ordered cinemas nationwide to stop showing a recently released movie, Sugar Rush.

The NVFCB, Executive Director, Adedayo Thomas, however, told newsmen 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, which has grossed about N160m since its release on December 25, 2019, was directed by Kayode Kasum and largely publicised by singer Bankole Wellington aka Banky W and wife, Adesua.

The movie was, however, removed from cinemas by the NFVCB, the Federal Government agency responsible for classifying movies and giving approval for release.

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.

Several online reports suggest that the poor portrayal of the EFCC in the comedy was one of the reasons it was pulled out of cinemas.

Confirming the suspension of the movie, Banky W said he was optimistic that it would return to theatres.

He wrote on Twitter, “Thank you all so much for the support that our film Sugar Rush has received. Unfortunately, due to issues that are way beyond our control, Sugar Rush has been suspended from playing in cinemas.

“We’re hoping the issues will be resolved quickly, so we can resume screening as soon as possible.”

In a subsequent tweet, the musician said the NFVCB was already looking to resolve it.

“If you saw Sugar Rush movie 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 mean the world to us. Thank you to NFVCB for helping us rectify any issues. Please stay tuned, by God’s grace you will see our film again very soon. Please stay positive people!! Love you all,” he said.

The Executive Director of the NFVCB, however, told newsmen during an interview that the movie was not suspended because of pressure from the EFCC.

Thomas said the agency was not political.

He explained that Sugar Rush did not have full approval before hitting the cinemas.

The NFVCB boss said the movie was given a temporary approval pending the classification and final approval of the movie, adding that period within which the temporary approval could be used had lapsed.

Thomas said he had met with the producers of the movie and he was hopeful that things would be resolved soon.

He added, “The movie was given temporary approval in December. They had told us that they wanted to release it on Christmas Day and they were thus given a temporary approval pending the approval of a permanent one.

“The temporary one lapsed before they could complete the process of getting the permanent one.

“The matter has nothing to do with the EFCC as is being reported on social media.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.today.ng/culture/film/nvfcb-orders-cinemas-showing-sugar-rush-movie-273648/amp

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Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by vizkiz: 10:38am On Jan 14
Lmao...Another gimmick to promote the movie after making all that money.

I am ashamed to be a Nigerian. The EFCC has officially turned themselves to influencers. If you want to blow, just get involved with them. Gbam!!!

Reading the comments blow, you’d notice most of those commenting didn’t even read the article. Another reason why I’m ashamed being a Nigerian. Una no sabi read to understand

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Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by gambia(m): 10:38am On Jan 14
Noted.
Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by OTayobami(m): 10:39am On Jan 14
I remember the film "Last stand" FBI could not get hold of Cortez till one local county sheriff dealt with him.....dem no ban the film o, our government just want to sit on people's head so that no one will be able to talk or agitate against their evil that they are doing

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Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by philip0906(m): 10:39am On Jan 14
While I can NEVER watch a Nigerian movie, this is the silliest sh1t I have heard all year. I mean, I read through waiting to see the heinous crime that would make the movie banned (fraud, pornography, debt or something tangible) but alas I am seeing "banned for depicting the EFCC in bad light" ?

Lol...The bingos, senile twats and cretins who are in authority in this country, are a shame to behold.

It's getting ridiculous by the day.

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Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by sotall(m): 10:39am On Jan 14
This publicity will further increase the viewership of the movie.


Curiosity of why they banned the movie will make me watch it, I will go the extra mile even if its gonna cost some money in form of buying data.


If the movie has anything out of the ordinary, I will show it to my friends so they too will watch.


At the end, this ban is useless

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Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by Mopolchi: 10:39am On Jan 14
waste of money grin

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Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by Tastemoney(m): 10:39am On Jan 14
[/i]..and when the ban is lifted, most people will be eager to watch it..[i]









A blessing in disguise undecided

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Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by Romanoff(f): 10:39am On Jan 14
I swear, these people aren't serious.

After the movie has grossed over 100million naira, that's when the NFVCB are waking up?

Aren't they spos to screen the movie before its release?

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Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by sodiqapril(m): 10:39am On Jan 14
There are movies that potray FBI, CIA as corrupted organisations , yet they weren't banned. Eminem released a four minute track dissing Donald Trump yet nothing was done to him... And all the above are more powerful than this useless EFCC..I'm tempted to place a curse on all those who support this useless administration but when I think of the likes of that bush rat griller and his likes on nairaland,I give it a second thought because don't want to add another curse to the ones going on in their lives..

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Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by crazydude1: 10:39am On Jan 14
nawa o. this news is old na.
Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by BlackLaw: 10:40am On Jan 14
yeah, big brother is watching!
Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by SangoOlukosoOba(m): 10:40am On Jan 14
Nice development.

The producer should be arrested and made to face the law for defamation.

If found guilty, he should be killed without plea

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Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by iCauseTrouble: 10:40am On Jan 14
Its just an unwise decision to fight the government. They have all the tools to bring you down
Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by mujiboy(m): 10:40am On Jan 14
But EFCC is incompetent tho, Selective fight against corruption.
Sugar rush should be back to the Cinemas.

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Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by pointstores(m): 10:40am On Jan 14
Nawa
Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by one1prax(m): 10:40am On Jan 14
its a temporary ban ooo

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Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by HisMajesty1: 10:41am On Jan 14
Very funny. Someone should tell Magu it's just a movie.

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Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by echelons(m): 10:41am On Jan 14
Gestapo government.

They must show aggression in resolving any issue.

Ban it, Destroy it, Jail it, Demolish it, Shut it down, increase tariffs...

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Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by Tajbol4splend(m): 10:42am On Jan 14
The ban is what will make youths more curious to watch it

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Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by vikkeee(m): 10:42am On Jan 14
so people still dey book space for nairaland?
Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by AfroKnight: 10:42am On Jan 14
At least sue them to court.

Let everybody see the guidelines they used to issue the ban. All these yeye hidden rules and regulations must be exposed.

Nonsense censors board that cannot ban films with poor audio and video quality and those disgraceful cringeworthy nollywood storylines. Suddenly they have sense to ban movies.

Board of ineptitude. Rubbish.

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Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by SmartyPants(m): 10:43am On Jan 14
Romanoff:
I swear, these people aren't serious.

After the movie has grossed over 100million naira, that's when the NFVCB are waking up?

Aren't they spos to screen the movie before its release?
Can't you see they said that the movie was given temporary clearance which has elapsed? There is no waking up or sleeping involved here, just simple administrative procedures.

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Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by Adakintroy2: 10:43am On Jan 14
The time of Jonathan this did not happen. Ordinary critics they can't take. Ordinary one ooo.

Enjoy change yolobas piple.

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Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by Sirseedorf(m): 10:44am On Jan 14
Sugar rush turned ban Rush
Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by ozoebuka1(m): 10:44am On Jan 14
Hmm
Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by 9jamag(m): 10:44am On Jan 14
Bhet why There are several Hollywood movies that was shot against the government yet they always watch and correct the errors, naija which way naa......


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Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by SamOyovwi: 10:44am On Jan 14
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Re: 'Sugar Rush' Movie Banned From The Cinemas by rhames: 10:44am On Jan 14
naijazee2:


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.today.ng/culture/film/nvfcb-orders-cinemas-showing-sugar-rush-movie-273648/amp

Move it abroad and let it reach the N1billion mark. Haven't we as Nigerians been watching movies that portray even American law enforcement agencies as corrupt?

The Censors Board should give us another reason to believe.

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