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'Fifty Shades of Grey' Nigerian censors board states reason for banning movie

The National Film and Video Censors Board has cited 'Public Interest' as reason behind ban of 'Fifty Shade of Grey' in Nigeria.

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On Friday 20, 2015, the much talked about movie 'Fifty Shades of Grey' was removed from Nigeria cinemas.

The movie which showed in major cinemas in its first week of release, was suddenly banned without reasons made known to the public.

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has now revealed 'public interest’ as reason behind ban of movie from cinemas.

According to Nation Newspaper, in a statement released over the weekend, the NFVCB reaffirmed its resolve to attend to submitted movies with utmost dispatch and the display of due diligence in its role as the industry gatekeeper.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' was earlier banned in Kenya before Nigeria.

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