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Nollywood Movies Promoting Money Rituals, Encouraging Kidnapping – Fashola by akinbode1(m): 5:31pm On Feb 09, 2020
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Without doubt, one of the common themes in Nollywood is money rituals. While such stories could be entertaining, especially with the mystical manipulations embedded in them, Minister of Works and Housing and former governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, during the week asked moviemakers to stop telling such stories, because, according to him, money ritual is a myth.

Fashola, who was the guest speaker at the fourth annual public lecture/symposium organised by the United Action for Change, themed, ‘Security of citizens as a social contract’, said that belief system, reinforced through Nollywood movies, could be fuelling kidnapping, given the number of persons the police have arrested with human skull and other body parts, with the motive of money ritual.

But the former governor, who titled his lecture, ‘Insecurity: Taking actions against organised crime’, however, said it was high time moviemakers and policymakers changed the narrative, to save innocent lives from being wasted.

Fashola said, “Some people believe that if you get a man’s head or a woman’s body parts, they could be turned into money. It’s not true! And when you ask people who believe in it if they have seen it happen before, they tell you someone said they had seen it.


“However, it has become a reinforced belief through entertainment, social media and Nollywood. How can human head bring money? Money is paper invented by man, not God. They put the paper in a machine to print what we call money and that is the only place money comes from.

“But the challenge is the belief system. Just think about how many people have been missing – through kidnapping – because some people believe that it exists. The police could tell us the number of people they have apprehended with human parts, such as skulls. This belief system must go.

Source:https://punchng.com/nollywood-movies-promoting-money-rituals-encouraging-kidnapping-fashola/amp/?

Re: Nollywood Movies Promoting Money Rituals, Encouraging Kidnapping – Fashola by SLAP44: 5:32pm On Feb 09, 2020
Don't disagree with the man. He should know, he comes from the region where it happens the most. lipsrsealed

I did not say anything o.

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Re: Nollywood Movies Promoting Money Rituals, Encouraging Kidnapping – Fashola by solmus: 5:33pm On Feb 09, 2020
cool



Government needs to step in and give Nollywood better direction, because many other africans watch Nollywood and think we are diabolic... Holywood would always paint America as great, they never show slums, they never show ghetto and always make it seem Americans are superior and never loose a battle

Fashola was a guest speaker at the fourth annual public lecture/symposium organised by the United Action for Change, themed, ‘Security of citizens as a social contract’ and not speaking as a minister of works so i think we should take his message and skip the messenger

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Re: Nollywood Movies Promoting Money Rituals, Encouraging Kidnapping – Fashola by ReubenE(m): 5:35pm On Feb 09, 2020
This minister don't know what to say anymore.

Kidnapping is on the rise because you and your principal is injecting Nigerians with poverty, strife and general lack of direction.

Is it because of Nollywood that Policemen connive with individuals to kidnap?

Is it because of Nollywood that your government cannot give us stable electricity to do business, thereby encouraging kidnapping?

Is it because of Nollywood that Police would say there's no fuel on their vehicles when there is report of ongoing attempt to kidnap?

How many times has Hollywood shot movies showing attacks on the White House? And how many times had anyone or entity attempted to attack the White House?

Go and do your job minister and leave Nollywood alone

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Re: Nollywood Movies Promoting Money Rituals, Encouraging Kidnapping – Fashola by SLAP44: 5:35pm On Feb 09, 2020
solmus:
cool



Government needs to step in and give Nollywood better direction, because many other africans watch Nollywood and think we are diabolic... Holywood would always paint America as great, they never show slums, they never show ghetto and always make it seem Americans are superior and never loose a battle


.

Are you not diabolic before?

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Re: Nollywood Movies Promoting Money Rituals, Encouraging Kidnapping – Fashola by Smithkafors(m): 5:36pm On Feb 09, 2020
What concerns your ministry with Nollywood movie.

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Re: Nollywood Movies Promoting Money Rituals, Encouraging Kidnapping – Fashola by solmus: 5:38pm On Feb 09, 2020
SLAP44:


Are you not diabolic before?

no i am not, are you?
Re: Nollywood Movies Promoting Money Rituals, Encouraging Kidnapping – Fashola by SLAP44: 5:39pm On Feb 09, 2020
solmus:


no i am not, are you?

Your activities here online suggests you are . I can act two diabolical movies with you as the principal character. grin

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Re: Nollywood Movies Promoting Money Rituals, Encouraging Kidnapping – Fashola by solmus: 5:41pm On Feb 09, 2020
SLAP44:


Your activities here online suggests you are . I can act two diabolical movies with you as the principal character. grin

i bet you mistook me for someone else.. Mr Slap44 you better change your ways now before its too late, heaven needs you
Re: Nollywood Movies Promoting Money Rituals, Encouraging Kidnapping – Fashola by SLAP44: 5:48pm On Feb 09, 2020
solmus:


i bet you mistook me for someone else.. Mr Slap44 you better change your ways now before its too late, heaven needs you

Sounding more diabolical grin

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Re: Nollywood Movies Promoting Money Rituals, Encouraging Kidnapping – Fashola by MelloJelly: 5:50pm On Feb 09, 2020
What he's saying is true to an extent. Movie industry is meant to have social engieering and unfortunatley Nollywood has bad messages
Re: Nollywood Movies Promoting Money Rituals, Encouraging Kidnapping – Fashola by Nobody: 5:51pm On Feb 09, 2020
Oga fash, please tell your government to address unemployment and insecurity staring our people in the face and you would see changes. Nollywood which makes us happy by entertaining us can't be blamed for your party's woes. I was shocked reading the piece earlier today inside a popular newspaper.

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Re: Nollywood Movies Promoting Money Rituals, Encouraging Kidnapping – Fashola by F117nighthawk: 6:04pm On Feb 09, 2020
It's like this man had used his best brain and energy when he was Governor of LAGOS STATE,there is nothing left in him ever since he became a MINISTER, na so so jargons he dey spill when making public statements now,same thing he said when he was in charge of POWER, now this statement,to make things worse, he hasn't commission one fully completed road project ever since he became works minister in 2015

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Re: Nollywood Movies Promoting Money Rituals, Encouraging Kidnapping – Fashola by spinna: 8:01pm On Feb 09, 2020
I agree its nauseating the excess anount of rituals in Yoruba films and kids watch them everyday not knowing its not so in real life
Re: Nollywood Movies Promoting Money Rituals, Encouraging Kidnapping – Fashola by Nobody: 8:36pm On Feb 09, 2020
Like Kanayo O Kanayo, like money ritual movies.

Makes me wonder if he's an occultist in the real world.
Re: Nollywood Movies Promoting Money Rituals, Encouraging Kidnapping – Fashola by Ojiofor: 8:41pm On Feb 09, 2020
ReubenE:
This minister don't know what to say anymore.

Kidnapping is on the rise because you and your principal is injecting Nigerians with poverty, strife and general lack of direction.

Is it because of Nollywood that Policemen connive with individuals to kidnap?

Is it because of Nollywood that your government cannot give us stable electricity to do business, thereby encouraging kidnapping?

Is it because of Nollywood that Police would say there's no fuel on their vehicles when there is report of ongoing attempt to kidnap?

How many times has Hollywood shot movies showing attacks on the White House? And how many times had anyone or entity attempted to attack the White House?

Go and do your job minister and leave Nollywood alone

Ask him if Fulani bandits watch Nollywood movies.

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Re: Nollywood Movies Promoting Money Rituals, Encouraging Kidnapping – Fashola by Nobody: 9:31pm On Feb 09, 2020
What has Minister of works got to do with Nollywood

He must have been busy watching movies instead of completing projects.

Nigeria was a country embarassed

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