The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen, has accused Nigerian entertainers of promoting the abuse of women’s bodies.
Tallen made reference to the entertainment industry’s use of vulgar lyrics in songs as well as promotion of half-clad female dancers in their music videos.
She stated that such acts frustrate the Federal government’s efforts to curb the violation of women in the country.
The minister made the statement on Tuesday at the launch of the State of the World Population 2021’ report in Abuja.
Tallen spoke on the theme, ‘My Body is My Own: Claiming the Right to Autonomy and Self-Determination.’
“It is almost disheartening to note that while we are confronting these obstacles to increase advocacy, the entertainment industry which has a large followership of young minds, continues to indirectly support the abuse of the female body as a sex object through vulgar lyrics and employment of female dancers in compromising customs.
“This is indeed unacceptable. I want to use this opportunity to appeal to producers and writers to support us so that together we can ensure that Nigerian society is able to guarantee an environment where girls and women are able to make choices about their bodies without the fear of violence or having someone else decide for them.”