Nollywood produced 340 movies in Q4 of 2022 – NFVCB

The National Film and Video Censors Board has said the Nigerian film industry produced 340 movies in the fourth quarter of 2022.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Executive Director, NFVCB, Adedayo Thomas, said the board received and censored 340 movies in the fourth quarter.

He said the statistics represented all the movies submitted to the board from across the country.

“The report is for onward submission to the relevant federal government agency as input for the compilation of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product for the fourth quarter of 2022. The report shows a decrease in the number of movies produced from 489 in the third quarter to 340 in the fourth quarter of 2022.

“118 of the films came in from the Abuja censorship centre of the board, representing the chunk of the movies produced during the period under review. Followed by Lagos State with 115 movies as indicated in the report, Onitsha recorded 91, Kano nine and Benin four movies respectively,” Thomas said.

The analysis by censorship location further showed that Jos recorded three films, while Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Bauchi and Abeokuta did not rake in any film for the period under review, NAN reports.

“This clearly portrays the contribution of the film industry to economic growth in terms of direct and indirect jobs in the entire value chain in filmmaking.

“Our cordial relationship with the recognised guilds and associations in the industry has played an important role, as we urge them to ensure that their members submit their films for censorship and approval,” he added.