Nollywood movie director Ifeanyi Ikpoenyi has responded to fellow movie producer and director, Kunle Afolayan‘s tweets about Igbo people being pirates following the threats by Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akinolu to Igbos.
Ifeanyi Ikpoenyi seeming to be transferring aggression from the Oba’s threats (to his kinsmen) to Kunle Afolayan, said the director is not as good as people think he is because most of his works are done by his DOP, Yinka Davies. The angry director said that Mr Afolayan is overrated.
See the full script of Ifeanyi Ikpoenyi‘s statement below.
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.