Popular Nigerian filmmaker Tunde Kelani has been appointed chairman of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB).
The filmmaker was listed among 209 chairmen and 1258 board members appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari into federal agencies and government parastatals.
The National Film Video Censors Board is the regulatory body set up by Act No.85 of 1993 to regulate films and video industry in Nigeria.
Also appointed to the NFVCB board are veteran actress Joke Silva as well as actor Keppy Ekpeyong.
Other members appointed to the board are Efe Nelson, Kehinde Soaga, Yinka Riketts, Benson Akinseye, Charles Amilo, Princess Uche Ottah, Senator Clever Isikpo, Chief Ede Dafinone, Hon. K.O Ehiagimusor and Mr Ngoji Warmate. T
he rest include Ropo Sesay, Adebowale Owoeye, Engr. Ben Oguntuase, Barr. Aderonke Adedayo, Abdul Yekini Adeleke, Chief Emma Bukar, Mrs Ini Edeh, Barr. Ejikeme Ugwu, Jamila Salik and Alh. Lawal. Maiarewa.
Kelani is known for movies such as ‘Saworide,’ ‘The Narrow Path,’ ‘Maami,’ ‘Thunder Bolt,’ ‘Dazzling Mirage’ and ‘Sídí Ìlújinle’ among others.