– The federal government may ban the transgender film,
Bobrisky in Love
– According to the National Film and Video Censors Board, the movie promotes ideologies which goes against Nigeria’s law
– The movie which features Bobrisky, depicts the story of a man who goes abroad and returns as a woman seeking acceptance
It appears the movie career of Nigerian cross dresser, Bobrisky, may be over even before it goes anywhere. Recent reports reaching Smash9ja.com reveals that his second movie, is likely to get banned by the National Film and Video Censors Board.
According to the board, the movie which portrays a transgender woman who travels out of the country as a man and returns to the village as a woman to the chagrin of his fiancée and relatives, encourages ideologies that are against the law.
The Executive Director of NFVCB, Adebayo Thomas, in an interview with Premium Times, had this to say: “I am not aware of any film titled Bobrisky currently being analysed and classified by the board. Such a film can’t even make it (from) our office because it is against the Nigerian laws.
“And if the film eventually is being sold in the open markets it would be considered illegal because we have not classified or approved it. The issue has nothing to do with the individual, Bobrisky, but the contents of the film, and the Nigerian law does not permit the promotion of homosexual acts of any kinds even in the media.”
In the soundtrack of the much talked about movie which has sinced garnered over 500k views on YouTube, members of the public are encouraged to accept Cherry B who is played by Bobrisky, as a transgender. The cross-dresser starred alongside established actresses, Queen Nwokoye and Anita Joseph in the movie directed by Ken Steve Anuka and produced by Basil Nneji.
Recall a while ago, many Nigerians slammed the Nollywood producer and director who allowed Bobrisky to be featured in a movie. For them, it did not sound right that the ‘she-male’ was made the protagonist of such a movie.
In light of the insults hurled at Bobrisky, Anita Joseph stood up for the cross dresser whom she considers to be her friend. She shunned those who abused him and particularly attacked a colleague of hers named Charles Awurum.