The Kano State Film and Censorship Board (KSFCB) says it is set to monitor the YouTube channels owned by Hausa content creators to guard against what it has described as “immorality”.
Isma’il Naabba, the executive secretary of the board, broke the news on Thursday in a chat with NAN in Kano.
Naabba, who warned that the board would sanction defaulters, urged them to always contact KSFCB for advice.
“It has become imperative to sanitise the space, as many movie makers have found escape route to showcase their immorality since they were not censored,” he said.
“In line with the aim of the board, we invited YouTube channel operators, who upload Hausa movie contents, to create better understanding.
“It is within the power of the board to regulate and censor the moral content of any literary material, be it audio, visual, or text, which are targeted at people.
“We made it clear to them that everyone must henceforth bring his/her film to the board for censoring before uploading on these channels.”
The Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN) had earlier handed Rahama Sadau, an actress, her second suspension in four years over a slew of controversial pictures she recently shared on social media.
In the now-deleted picture over which she was accused of blasphemy, the 26-year-old Kannywood star had posed in a tight-fitted pink gown that exposed her skin from her neck region down to the upper section of her waist.