DEFAMATION AND SKIT MAKING IN NIGERIA: NAVIGATING LEGAL BOUNDARIES AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION

Authors

  • Kosemani Sulyman Muhammed-Hassan Kwara State Ministry of Justice
  • Kayode Ibrahim Adam Professor of Law, Business Law Department, Faculty of Law University of Ilorin
  • John Afolabi Ogedengbe Lecturer, Department of Jurisprudence, Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53704/fulaj.v1i2.558

Abstract

Defamation and skit-making in Nigeria have become significant area of concern in the realm of creative expression and legal boundaries. This article explores the intersection of freedom of expression and the legal constraints faced by skit makers in Nigeria. It delves into the complexities of defamation laws, the implications for creative expression and the evolving landscape of social media content creation. Furthermore, it examines the challenges faced by content creators in navigating the legal framework while maintaining the integrity of their artistic expression. Through an analysis of relevant case studies and legal precedents, this article aims to provide insights into the delicate balance between creative freedom and legal responsibility in the context of skit-making in Nigeria. In doing this the article adopts a doctrinal method that involves analysis of primary and secondary data. Is found that many people ran vows of the legal implication of skit-making which resulted in defamatory statements.

Keywords: Skit Making, Defamation, Social Media, and Legal Framework

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2024-06-25