Celebrity | 5 October 2007 14:56 CET

Erediuwa Urges Film Makers To Portray Nigeria Positively

The Oba of Benin, Omo'Noba Erediuwa, has urged Nigerian film makers to portray the country in good light.

The Oba, who spoke when the leadership of Nigerian Film Producers and Marketers Association visited him in Benin on Friday, said they should eliminate fetish practices in the films.

He noted that Nigerian films circulated abroad and enjoined the association to show the good side of the country.

The traditional ruler said every film maker had a responsibility to create a good image for Nigeria.

He urged the Edo chapter of the association to unite to raise the standard of Benin movies.

The President of the association, Mr Jerry Omorudiua, said they were at the palace to inform the monarch that Benin movies had been rated the best in the language category.

Omorudiua said the films were making waves in Europe and America and creating opportunities for people. He said the Film and Video Censors Board had approved a centre in Benin to check piracy.

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