A mobile phone video of a popular actress and her boyfriend in the nude has sparked public outcry among the nation's large Muslim community and caused 17 actors to be expelled from the state filmmaker's association, a Nigerian Web site reported.

Nigeria’s Leadership for God and Country Web site reported that the thespians’ expulsion comes after the actress was shown in a provocative clip with her boyfriend, Bobo.

More actors were expected to be discharged from the association and the unnamed actress in the video reportedly had gone into hiding.

The eight-minute clip has evoked strong criticism from Muslim clerics in mosques and on radio and TV.

A film association said those expelled were forced out for allegedly fornicating and drinking alcohol and that future members would need a witness to attest to their good character.

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