Most Nigerians were insolent to the emerging Ghanaian soft porn movies.Little did we know they were going to take it to the next level” wrote one blogger.With Nollywood expanding and an increasing number of actors willing to show some skin, I expect we’ll be seeing many more films pushing against our conservative threshold, and until such movies really do cross the line, I think we should all just calm down and stop pretending to be such innocent, morally upright pillars.
Supposedly, the introduction and presence of sexually explicit scenes should now be added to the already long list of problems plaguing Nollywood, such as subpar acting, soundtracks that reveal the entire story, badly titled movies and poor directing.Male actors, producers, but especially female actors involved in such films are routinely called out and shamed, though some of them don’t take the criticism lying down. Schizophrenic Unless they’re being disingenuous, none of the professionals think what they’re producing is pornographic, but Nigeria’s moral police disagree.Read the comments below articles about these so-called porn movies and if you’re anything like me you will find yourself rolling your eyes in disbelief at the amount of puritanism on display.Miracle's chief social media campaigning manager and strategist, Tweet Oracle has revealed how badly he was tweeted by the Big Brother Naija 2018 winner and his family after winning the reality TV show.Yesterday, a message from one of team Miracle’s Whatsapp group surfaced which shows Tweet Oracle narrating to the group how he was mistreated by Miracle and his family, and how he was accused of keeping money meant to vote Miracle to himself.One possible answer is that Nollywood has long been seen as a means through which African cultures and mores are celebrated, thus, in the opinion of the morally panicked, sexually explicit scenes are demeaning because they show how the lack of moral values in the West is penetrating the African consciousness. Another writes: “when you think of doing something that has sex, let it convince the viewers not make them furious over nothing”. I am all out with my job and fuck you hard if you find otherwise. Benson Okonkwo, who appeared in the “gay porn” movie a couple of months ago got everyone in a tizz again and made the female lead Afro Candy notoriously popular with bloggers and online versions of Nigerian newspapers eager to interview her.