Nigerians Attack Desmond Elliot On Twitter
Lagos lawmaker and Nollywood icon, Desmond Elliot has come under heavy attack from Nigerians on Twitter over his statement on how the government can grow Nigeria’s Nollywood.
Naija News understands Elliot submitted that Government has to ban the importation of foreign movies so that Nollywood can grow as well as make it difficult for foreign content to come in, so local content can grow.
This he said in a recent interview where he said the government should ban foreign movies just as it banned rice importation.
However, his submission has not gone down well with Nigerians who disagreed with the lawmaker and took to Twitter to air their views.
Hon Desmond Elliot would have made more sense advocating for strengthening copyright laws rather than proposing a ban on foreign movies.
But what do I know when I no be Nigerian ‘honourable’. pic.twitter.com/TOZkkqSqr9
— Gbemi Dennis™ (@GbemiDennis) July 22, 2019
What I saw when I heard Desmond Elliot talking about banning foreign movies pic.twitter.com/40oSEAlg6v
— Oloshodaddy (@oloshodaddy) July 22, 2019
This should not be Coming from Desmond Elliot really.
You can not Produce Thrash in your So called Nollywood and Expect people to Forcefully Support or grow your Mediocrity.
I don’t rate Nollywood at all!
— Tobi (@Tobinho_9) July 22, 2019
Desmond Elliot, nollywood problem is not foreign movies.
Nollywood problem is:
Poor funding of movies
— XXXMENTION (@007Soja) July 22, 2019
— Buzi Brown (@buzibrownie) July 22, 2019
Me to Desmond Elliot, bro, @deselliot I think govt should ban your kind of accent so that the country’s accents’ can grow. We should try to domestic global knowledge and also try to globalize domestic knowledge- Claude Ake
— DOZIE. (@Alvinuzor) July 22, 2019
Yes. FG should ban internet too so we can no longer download movies/series. Bia Desmond Elliot be careful. pic.twitter.com/bOufGKTkAH
— Toochi Arsenal (@Toochi_Arsenal) July 22, 2019
I used to respect Desmond Elliot so much, now the guy just dey mumu anyhow, From commissioning toilets to banning foreign movies, I should quote this guy slap
— A Pimp Named Slickback ? (@Dedioses_) July 22, 2019
Source: Naija News