The movie ‘Sugar Rush’ is back in the cinema after getting a ban by the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB).
This was announced by the producer of the movie, Jade Osiberu via her Instagram page on Thursday, January 16, 2020. In her post, she thanked everyone who reached out during the ban and also the NFVCB for helping get the movie back in the cinema.
We got such an outpouring of love in the last week, I couldn’t respond to all the calls and messages but your kind words and prayers were very encouraging ❤️❤️❤️Thank you soo much everyone. Thanks in particular to @alhadedayothomas and the @nfvcb for helping to get us back on the big screen and for the unwavering support of the industry,” she wrote on her Instagram.
The Executive Director of the NFVCB, also issued a statement on the latest development via its official Twitter page. According to the board, the movie was reinstated to the cinemas after the producers did their due diligence.
STATEMENT BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NFVCB ON THE FINAL APPROVAL GRANTED SUGAR RUSH MOVIE@BankyW @FilmOneng @AdesuaEtomiW @FilmhouseCinema @jadeosiberu @sugarrushmovie #BringBackSugarRush #BringSugarRushBack #SugarRushIsBack
— NFVCB Nigeria (@nfvcbng) January 16, 2020
The issue had become a trending topic on Twitter, as Nigerians clamoured for the return of the movie in cinemas with hashtag #BringSugarRushback.