Nollywood stalwart and filmmaker Tunde Kelani has publicly announced his resignation as chairman of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB). Citing personal reasons which he didn’t reveal, Kelani was appointed as NFVCB boss a year ago by President Buhari – a 52-man board that included Joke Silva, Keppy Ekpeyong, Efe Nelson, Kehinde Soaga, to name a few.
“I wish to announce to you my resignation as Chairman and Member of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB),” Kelani said in his resignation letter. “Within the last few months, I have found out that my life and career do not fit into this type of structure as presently constituted which cannot recognise its tasks talk less of trying to fulfill it. I have also discovered that within the short tenure, that meaningful change is not possible within this large group as constituted (52 in number). My entire life and career have never witnessed the contradictory mentality that is within the board which has made it impossible to make an attempt on the task for which were constituted.
“As you know, I’m not used to this type of negative behavioural manifestations, therefore, I have decided to quit now with my name and reputation intact. I need to spend my time and energy on productive, developmental, cultural, social and meaningful projects without unnecessary distractions. Meanwhile, I wish to thank you for your kind support, morally and financially throughout my life and career. God bless you all.”