March Against Piracy Fashola addresses actors during Lagos protest

Governor Fashola has promised Nollywood the assistance of the government in battling the global phenomenon 'piracy'.

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Nollywood actors, on April 20, 2015, went on a peaceful protest march against piracy in the movie industry.

The march ended at the State House at Alausa, Ikeja, where they were addressed by the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola.

Speaking at the gathering, Nollywood veteran Tunde Kelani said the industry is witnessing a different level of piracy.

According to him, films produced in Nigeria are pirated, released and sold on the streets of Lagos  while still showing in cinemas.

“This is destroying lives, property, business and the industry as a whole" - He said.

Kunle Afolayan, whose recently pirated movie led to the march, narrated his unpleasant experience to the governor.

The governor promised them the assistance of the government in battling the global phenomenon.

“Piracy is a global phenomenon, not just a Nigerian problem but what has been done in other climes is that they have been able to reduce it to the barest minimum.

“Perhaps, more defining is that we should not leave the business of lawmaking to lawmakers alone." - He said.

Other actors present nclude Kehinde Bankole, Iyabo Ojo, Seun Ololketuyi, Aremu Afolayan among others,

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