Monday, April 20, 2015


Nollywood practitioners took to the streets of Lagos on Monday (April 20, 2015) to protest the activities. The protest comes on the heels of of the pirating of several high profile movies, such as October 1, and 30 Days in Atlanta. The protest march started in the heart of Ikeja, and ended at Lagos House in Alausa, where the protesters were eventually addressed by Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola. Pirated copies of movies were seized and confiscated along the march.

Some of the demands made by the protesters include an overhaul of the Nigerian Copyright Commission, and a closure of Alaba International Market, which is widely acknowledged as a den of movie pirates. Some of those at the march were Tunkd Kelani, Adebayo Salami, Jide Kosoko, Saeed Mohammed, Yomi Fash Lanso, and Iyabo Ojo.

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