Movie producer advocates use of film to campaign against corruption

nollywoodA movie producer, Moyo Olorunsogo, on Wednesday advised practitioners to use their movies to complement government’s efforts in the fight against corruption.

Olorunsogo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that there was an urgent need for practitioners to use their platform to fight corruption.

He said that a movie scene where the villain eventually emerged the hero could not the best way to educate the society morally.

The thespian said that with so much influence being wielded by practitioners, some people could be misled to believe that only those with corrupt tendencies in the society could become successful.

“The culture of corruption can better be fought if we begin to re-educate ourselves, dedicate ourselves to service and change the role models we aspire to emulate.

“Nollywood, as a veritable tool in this regard, needs to discourage the act of corruption by ensuring that heroes in movies are those who do not have money, but possess integrity and play by the rules.

“In Nigerian movies for instance, the hero is the politician that ends up killing anybody who aspires for the same position with him in order to be the lone competitor,’’ Olorunsogo said.

He told NAN that even though the fight against corruption was making waves, more actions were needed to curb the menace.

“Corruption is an obstacle that is obstructing the growth of Nigerian economy.

“Government needs to be proactive in addressing corruption,’’ he said.

He said that Nigeria was a blessed country with enormous resources that could be used to sustain the economy. (NAN)

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