Tunde Kelani resigns as NFVCB chair

Filmmaker Tunde Kelani has resigned as chairman and member of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB).

The accomplished cinematographer announced his resignation in a statement on Saturday.

Mr Kelani said 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 fulfil it.”

The 70-year-old movie producer added that his resignation came as a result of forces within the board who are working against his administration.

“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 we were constituted.

“As you know, I am 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, he said.

Kelani was named head of the NFVCB on Friday December 29, 2017.

Veteran actress Joke Silva was also appointed a member of the board.