Online media critic, Daddy Freeze has reacted to the call by Nollywood actor and lawmaker, Desmond Elliot for the ban of foreign movies.
Naija News reports that Elliot had on Monday called for the ban of foreign movies in Nigeria.
Elliot said that the ban on foreign movies in Nigeria was in the best interest of the Nigeria’s Nollywood industry so as to pave the way for the development of local contents and movies.
Elliot made this remark during an interview with HipTV.
Elliot likened the banning of foreign films to how the federal government banned rice.
Elliot said; “The federal government need to consciously and intentionally focus on improving this industry. Treat it like you’re importing rice, ban all foreign content, make it difficult for all foreign content to come in, so the local content can grow.”
While reacting to the call by the Nigerian lawmaker, Daddy Freeze took to his Instagram handle to express his own stance on the issue.
In his post, Freeze wrote; “Dear Brother Desmond, I love you, but I’m not with you on this.
“I should be able to choose what I want to watch if I’m paying for it, shouldn’t I?
“Why don’t you strive to raise Nollywood to Hollywood standards and then people will gravitate towards Nollywood naturally?”