Is Naija Brewing a Porn Industry? [Warning NSFW!]


Back in the past, the Naija movie industry has been known to do movies that were didactic in nature, movies that left a positive message behind. In those days there were reasons to go to a cinema to watch Naija classics back then. Even in the early venture of the industry onto VHS format, movies were morally powerful then; a lot of exposition took place – eye openers that brought us to understand realities of the our peculiar communities.

Nowadays things seem to have rapidly changed.

Today, movies that teach lessons have diminished terribly. Today movies that shamelessly explore sex and in the process becoming some sort of soft-porn are emerging all over the place. Initially, Ghanaian movies were notorious for doing this but it seems Naija has caught the bug and started churning out its own collection of the filth.  Even the indigenous part of the industry – that is talking mainly of Yoruba movies – has also been affected and has degenerated. Today some of these movies are no longer ashamed to parade nudity or showcase graphic sex scenes. A typical example is the movie Ija Ashewo which starts with an unnecessary graphic sex scene that I doubt was actually acted.

The scene from Ija Ashewo

One thing I came to realize was that the movies that showcased all the smut and graphic sex were movies produced by desperate Alaba market filmmakers. Bigger budget Nollywood flicks like the ones that won awards at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards don’t dabble into this area because seriously, it’s not necessary.  Check out the movies that all these things – you’ll discover that they are low budget flicks that are usually not produced with high-tech equipment.

The alarming thing is that more of these flicks keep coming out and I’ve come to notice that many of the women who feature in them are new faces in the industry – could it be that some wanna-be actresses are ready to go nude on screen just to get there? This is dangerous as it would give rise to a boom in more movies with more nudity.


And for well known actors and actresses featuring in flicks like these, they should be ashamed of themselves. One of such flicks was Room 027 which featured Tony Umez and Collins Onwochei – faces that have been prominent in Nollywood and also in daytime soaps. The lady who was in sex scenes with both actors was stark naked as shown in the trailer – and she was an unknown face. I sued to think Umez was a descent actor but seeing him star in a flick like this makes me to think he has ventured into soft-porn. The movie producers even make the matters worse with trailers that make it look like soft porn.


Bold 5 Babes has a scene of a girl running with all her boobs out in view
apart from the very graphic sex scene above.

All over the internet, the movie Bold 5 babes has been seen as another venture into soft porn with unknown or unpopular faces doing what seasoned actors dare not do. Presently, there’s a movie being advertised on Silverbird Television titled Girls in the Mood.  Apart from the disturbing title, I discovered that the movie’s trailer on TV does not have the filthy sex parts seen in the trailer on the internet.  Also, the faces in that movie were wanna-be actresses as well with the exception of Annie Macaulay, Tuface Idibia’s wife. She has starred in flicks of this nature. I hope married life will change that.



Girls in the Mood not only has a dirty suggestive poster
(with unknown faces) but also has nudity and amplified sex scenes.

If I ever want to buy a Naija movie, I know I will end up buying movies by Obi Emenloye, Royal Arts Academy, Tunde Kelani…and the likes. These are the wheat that are separated from the chaff of naija soft-porn parading themselves as movies.



























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Debby 'Baro said...

They spell 'doom!' Yes, that is what these kinds of movies are. I thought our local movies reflected our values in diverse forms, but what they are producing now as films are proving me wrong.

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