Monday, May 26, 2014


Award-winning film director, Obi Emelonye (Mirror Boy, Last Flight to Abuja), has been arrested for taking aerial shots of the Ikeja area of Lagos, using drone cameras. The actor made this known via a Facebook post on Monday evening, probably as he was being taken into custody. According to him, he was arrested along with his team by officials of Lagos TV. Camera drones are a relatively cheap way for filmmakers to take aerial shots. There are various models available, some going for as low as $1,000 (N160,000). Below is the full text of his post:

"Just been arrested with my team from the UK by Lagos TV for taking aerial shots of Lagos around Shoprite Ikeja; using remote helicopters. As a media house they should understand what we are trying to do. But they want to put me in jail for making Lagos look great. I am resigned to my fate and allowed God to take control. Challenges we face in trying to grow the industry. Pray for me and pray for Nigeria. #free-obi"

1 comment:

  1. Is dat d problem of Nigeria.....abeg make dem leave my guy alone joor