This is really embarrassing…little wonder why the yoruba movie industry is not moving forward like Nollywood #JustSaying.
A few months ago, I reported how yoruba movie star, Odunlade Adekola and some other yoruba movie stars beat up four MAPOLY students and a civil servant at
Hcord (not too far from one of the Moshood Abiola polytechnic hostels), all because they (students) complained that the noise from the generator being used by the actors during their movie shoot wasn’t letting them concentrate – they needed to concentrate for the exams they were having the next day. You can read more about the saga HERE and HERE.
Well, the case is still one and the new development is that the association of yoruba movie practitioners ANTP, in Abeokuta, Ogun state, have issued a pronouncement against a particular provisions store opposite the Hcord hotel.
The pronouncement was issued against the store owner for allegedly taking sides with the students during the riot; according to the statement, it’s mostly the yoruba movie stars that patronize the womans’ store because they use Hcord hotel and its’ environment to shoot movies all the time but since she couldn’t take sides with them doing the revolt, then she no longer deserves to be patronized by them.
See snapshot of the pronouncement issued on the provisions’ store and some other shops in the environs below: I am trying to translate it to English but some of the yoruba words are a bit hard to interprete cos I’m not that fluent in yoruba, lol, so if you can interprete it, please do at the comment section.
The said woman has removed the statement from her shop wall but she’s noticed a big decline in sales as the movie stars no longer buy stuffs from her, also some residents have stopped buying her too.
The pronouncement was signed by Odunlade Adekola, Madam Saje, Fathia Balogun, Funsho Adeolu and several others. Will update you as soon as I get more info #okbye!
Just so you know, I have never been outside Lagos and Ogun state, lol.
I have actually been to Abuja twice, Ondo state once - Akure town to be precise to check on my grand mum - and also Osun state, Osogbo where I spent a few days with an Uncle of mine who lectures in OAU.
It's not that I don't enjoy traveling but I have not had the cause to visit the North or South besides I didn't ever think of going to the North - of all places.
First: The Boko haram crisis in the Northern states
Second: Grew up with the belief that Northerners are unfriendly
Three: Had the impression that most Northerners/Hausas are illiterates and un-civilized.
I had to visit...