IDU threatens producers with legal action Isale Eko Descendants Union (IDU), a socio-cultural organization, has filed a complaint with the Nigeria Film And Video Censors Board (NFVCB) about the producers of the film “Gang of Lagos” misrepresenting the Isale Eko community and the Eyo Masquerade as gangsters.
Threats of legal action have been made against the proprietors of the film, which was made available to a global audience last Friday on the Amazon Prime Video streaming service, by the group and other community stakeholders.
Jade Osiberu produced and directed the action film “Gang of Lagos,” which was filmed at Isale Eko on Lagos Island. Three personalities from the Isale Eko neighborhood, Gift, Ify, and Obalola, served as the inspiration for the movie.
Isale Eko Descendants Union’s leader, Mr. Yomi Tokosi, released a statement in which the organization said that the community’s Eyo Masquerade was “depicted as being used as a cover, decoy, and subterfuge for murderers and gangsters operating in Isale Eko Area.”
The Isale Eko Descendants Union (IDU) has been alerted about the alarming violence depicted in the movie made by Jade Osiberu and Kemi Lala Akindoju, according to a portion of the statement.
The distinctive eyo masquerade, which is native to the Lagos neighborhood of Isale Eko, was illegally and scandalously portrayed as being utilized as a cover, a ruse, and a disguise by killers and gangsters operating in the Isale Eko District.