Nigerian Censors Board Bans ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Movie From Cinemas

Nigerian Censors Board Bans ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Movie From Cinemas

By Joy Abobi | News Reporter on February 22, 2015
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Stillshot from the movie, 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Mr. Grey will see you now. Just not in Nigeria.

National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) in Nigeria has banned the highly anticipated ’Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie from the list of movies showing at cinemas citing prolonged and explicit sexual scenes.

This decision was made due to its violation of the regulations of the Nigerian Censors Board.

Under the ban, anyone who shows it in Nigerian cinema is liable to a fine, imprisonment or both.

Fifty Shades of Grey is a 2015 American erotic romantic movie directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson based on British author E. L. James’ bestselling novel of the same name.

The film stars actress Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, a college graduate who begins a dysfunctional relationship with young business boss Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan

As a result of the ban, the movie which showed in top cinemas in Nigeria during its first week of release on Saturday, February 14, 2015, is no longer available in cinemas.

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