After getting a ban by the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), the movie, ‘Sugar Rush‘, has returned to the cinema.
This was announced by the producer of the movie, Jade Osiberu via her Instagram page on Thursday, January 16, 2020. In her post, she thanked everyone who reached out during the ban and also the NFVCB for helping get the movie back in the cinema.
Wrote her on Instagram: “We got such an outpouring of love in the last week, I couldn’t respond to all the calls and messages but your kind words and prayers were very encouraging ❤️❤️❤️Thank you soo much everyone. Thanks in particular to @alhadedayothomas and the @nfvcb for helping to get us back on the big screen and for the unwavering support of the industry”.
“This film is really special, you guys made it special. This weekend is our official opening weekend now 😂😂😝 Take everyone you know to go see Sugar Rush for yourself!!! #SugarRush #SugarRushMovie.”
The Executive Director of the NFVCB, also issued a statement on the latest development via its official Twitter page. According to the board, the movie was reinstated to the cinemas after the producers did their due diligence.
The movie it will be recalled, was banned by the NFVCB about a week ago because the temporary approval given for the movie exhibition had expired.
The Board had offered an explanation following the social media outrage that greeted the suspension of the movie which hit cinemas on December 25, 2019.
The issue had become a trending topic on Twitter, as Nigerians clamoured for the return of the movie in cinemas with hashtag #BringSugarRushback.