Publisher: Rivers State University of Science and Technology

Perception of The Portrayal of Violence In Nigerian Home Video: Views From Anyigba, Kogi State

Comfort A. Ogwo, Ezekiel S. Asemah, Gabriel A. Ottah
KEYWORDS: Nigeria, home video, portrayal, violence


 This paper examines the public perception of the portrayal of violence in Nigerian home videos. Aggressive cue andobservational Iearning and imitation theories provided the theoretical framework for the study. Survey research designwas used while questionnaire was used as instrument of data collection. Multi stage sampling was used to select therespondents. Findings show that Nigerian home video portrays violence and that violent activities areNigerian home video through ritual killing, cultism, aggressive lights molestation and obscenities. The violent activitiesas observed are usually carried out through different means like bloodletting, vulgar languages, nudity, fist fights andindecent dress. Findings also show that the portrayal of violence in Nigerian home video affects the image of Nigeria in theinternational community negatively. Based on the findings, the study concluded that Nigerian home video pays too muchattention to violent activities and this violence portrayed have negative reflects on audience members. It is on this basis thatthe paper recommends, among, others, that Nigeria home video producers should pay less attention to violence.

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