The entertainment industry is by all accounts enduring a misfortune as films, clubs despite everything stay shut in spite of returning of business sectors and houses of worship in Nigeria.
In this respects, Nollywood entertainers have started an online dissent labeled ‘Save cinemas’ approaching the central government to lift the prohibition on the conclusion of films across the country.
The online protest tagged hashtag ‘Save Cinemas’ flooded timelines with posts from actors and filmmakers such as Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Rita Dominic, and Falz.
Falz mourned that the proceeded with conclusion of film is smothering the development of entertainment industry.
Veteran actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde on her Instagram page wrote: “I believe cinemas are easier to monitor and regulate. If other indoor places are open, why not the Cinemas? Temp checks, masks, distancing etc.
“We need to work together to ensure safer ways to keep the Arts going . Many livelihoods depend on this. It can and MUST be done as safely as possible. #savecinemas”.
Rita Dominic alongside a video showing countries that have reopened cinemas and practicing social distancing wrote: ‘Save Cinema’
Osas Ighodaro on her Instagram page wrote: “Please reopen cinemas, with safety and enjoyability intact of course.”