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Stop Showing Banky W Movie, Sugar Rush, FGN Orders Cinemas


ABUJA, NIGERIA - Cinemas nationwide have today directed to stop showing a recently released movie, Sugar Rush.

The directive came from the National Film and Video Censors Board through its Executive Director, Adedayo Thomas, who said the movie was not suspended because of some scenes found to portray the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as an incompetent organisation.

The affected film, which had since its release on December 25, 2019, grossed about N160m was directed by Kayode Kasum and largely publicised by singer Bankole Wellington aka Banky W and wife, Adesua.

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

The sacked movie had to do with three sisters who accidentally discovered $800,000 (N288m) in the house of a corrupt man.

To confirm the development, Banky W said on his Twitter page that: “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.”

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