It went viral and many aired their opinion on the reports about the federal government’s cancellation of the proposed Film Village in Kano state after some clerics had come out to say it will promote immorality.

It went viral and many aired their opinion on the reports about the federal government’s cancellation of the proposed Film Village in Kano state after some clerics had come out to say it will promote immorality.

It went viral and many aired their opinion on the reports about the federal government’s cancellation of the proposed Film Village in Kano state after some clerics had come out to say it will promote immorality.

While some Nollywood practitioners are still in shock over the cancellation, controversial actor, Emeka Ike, has also come out to air his voice on the matter.

According to the actor, he sees it as an ignorant move which would have helped the Islamic state in propagating their religion more but they failed to see it from that aspect.

In his words, “I think it is ignorance on the part of anybody who kicks against the establishment of a film village in the North. These people forget that if the film village is established in Kano, it could help propagate Islam. Through movie making, drama, musicals, they could actually preach to the world the doctrine of Islam.

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“Already, there is a movie industry in the north – Kannywood – and they are doing well; they produce movies already and you cannot kick them out. Establishing a film village for them would help boost their economy. It is to their advantage. But the ignorant people are those against the establishment of the film village. The government should also remember that a lot of youths can be employed. Religion will not put food on your table; you cannot take religion as a vocation except you are an Islamic cleric.

“I feel it is weird that anyone would kick against development because Kano would be more developed if the film village is established. However, if the north does not want a film village, they should come to the south and establish it. We would gladly receive it and appreciate such development.”

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