17 July 2017
Veteran Nigerian rapper, Ruggedman is the latest celebrity to react to the proposed plan by the Nigerian government to discourage production of Nigerian music and movies abroad.
Ruggedman wrote, ‘A woman has just been arrested for exchanging her 2-month-old baby for a bag of rice. That’s how hard the situation in our country is getting. Meanwhile the budget to run the Nigerian Senate this 2017 is N215billion.
“A government that has not in any way supported or encouraged the Nigerian entertainment industry, now thinks it can control it. An industry that men and women have single handedly built? BIG JOKE! ‘
“We watch you use the country anyhow you like because unfortunately, you are the ones at the helm of affairs.
“We all see how that has been going since 1960. You are not providing jobs for the masses. Education is poor, our Nigerian certificates are more useless than tissue paper outside Nigeria. *Meanwhile the budget to run the Nigerian Senate this 2017 is N215billion.
“There’s no stable electricity. Security is not stable. Our hospitals are not equipped, to the extent our president is receiving treatment in a London hospital. *Meanwhile the budget to run the Nigerian Senate this 2017 is N215billion.
“Nigerians who are not related to any rich family are on their own. Entertainment that has kept a lot of Nigerians off the street is what you want to try to destroy. You haven’t helped us fight pirates. You haven’t helped us get our royalties. You have not set up anything to help the Nigerian entertainment industry. *Meanwhile the budget to run the Nigerian Senate this 2017 is N215billion.
“Amenities we lack are a few of the reasons some entertainers go outside the country to shoot music videos and movies. Now you want to try to stop that? Please do not make me laugh. Even America where their govt gives their citizens amenities they deserve still shoot movies in other countries.
“Nigerian government should stop giving us jokes and give us light, equip and pay our forces. Equip our hospitals enough so that even our president can be treated here.
“Stop owing pensioneers, doctors and teachers. Stop sending your kids to schools abroad. It’s Nigeria’s money you are spending abroad. *Meanwhile the budget to run the Nigerian Senate this 2017 is N215billion. Spend our money on our land and it’s people’.