Nollywood director Ifeanyi Ikpoenyi has blasted Kunle Afolayan for accusing the Igbo’s being responsible for the piracy of movies in the country.
Afolayan had since Monday apologised for the scathing comment which many believed was tailored to support Oba Rilwan Akiolu’s verbal assault on the tribe.
Afolayan had said:
“It is a fact that most of d Pirates I see selling pirated CDs and DVDs are Igbo. 1 even threatened me after I seized my film from him. Why?
May the wrath of God strike all of you. an average filmmaker out there put their all, I mean all into making the film and some MF enjoy…”
Apologising after receiving a heavy backlash, October 1 movie maker said:
“Am really sorry if my Igbo fans and friends feel offended. I am just so bitter and oained. I am truly sorry”
A lot of his fans, especially of the Igbo extraction have not forgiven him. Nollywood director, Ifeanyi Ikpoenyi took him to the cleaners:
“I almost ignored Kunle Afolayan’s useless tweets about Igbos being the only Pirates in Nigeria because to me, Kunle is just an over rated Nollywood film maker. He’s not better than Izu Ojukwu, Teco Benson, Obi Emelonye, Chineze Anyaene to mention but a few.
The secret of Kunle is his DOP Yinka Davies who does everything for him and at the end of the day Kunle will just come and announce ‘action’… Give him another local DOP and see if Kunle is worth all the praises his kinsmen showers on him.Kunle should thank Peace Anyiam Osigwe for giving him the platform of AMAA as a pedestal to limelight. Trust me, if Kunle walks the street of Onitsha, Aba, Enugu or any where outside yoruba land, not even one person will recognise him as a celebrity. I will rather worry myself with the Oba’s threat to Ndi igbo than spend one second of my time thinking about Kunle’s senseless tweets about the Igbos.
Ifeanyi Ikpoenyi (Mr Hollywood)