Chris Ihidero Filmmaker 'insults' Charles Novia for calling young filmmakers 'upstarts'

Chris Ihidero has described Charles Novia as an attention-seeking blogger with nothing but pedestrian opinions to offer. Check out Novia's response.

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Ihidero has also been a newspaper columnist for 10 years, writing for The Guardian, NET and TNS. play

Ihidero has also been a newspaper columnist for 10 years, writing for The Guardian, NET and TNS.

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Recently, Charles Novia wrote on the controverisal Motion Picture Practitioners Council of Nigeria (MOPICON) Bill.

In the post titled "These Young filmmakers amongst us," Novia described the young fimmakers as "upstarts" and "Artistic infantilism," while likening their careers to "bubble gum." 

Reacting to the post, filmmaker Chris Ihidero described Charles Novia as an attention-seeking blogger with nothing but pedestrian opinions to offer.

Novia also responded to Ihidero's tweets, which he described as 'veiled insulting Tweets."

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Charles Novia

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Check out the tweets below;

 

ALSO READ: CHECK OUT JAMES OMOKWE'S REACTION TO CHARLES NOVIA CALLING YOUNG FILMMAKERS 'UP TARTS'

 

 

ALSO READ: 9 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MOPICON BILL

The Motion Picture Practitioners Council of Nigeria (MOPPICON) Bill was created over 10 years ago after a group of industry practitioners sat to draft it.

Recently, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the inauguration of a Ministerial Committee aimed at fast-tracking the passage into law of the MOPPICON Bill.

Following the announcement, most filmmakers took to Twitter and various social media to protest, creating the hastag #NoToMopicon.

Watch "It happened to Me" short film by Ihidero below.

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