Nollywood actor, producer, director and businessman Kolawole Ajeyemi has reacted to the tension which have risen in the Nigerian movie industry, especially the Yoruba sect, asking if the thespians have forgotten they are models and influencers of culture, tradition and good morals.
Kolawole Ajeyemi has not given as public opinion or statement on the happenings which blew up after Baba Ijesha’s arrest for allegedly defiling a minor at 7 and then going 7 years after when she’s a teenager to further molest her.
Many actors have taken their stance on the case, with Iyabo Ojo and Yomi Fabiyi on the foremost ward and it has degenerated to a feud between the two so much that court papers and a movie hinting at Iyabo being a prostitute have surfaced from both’s sides respectively.
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Taking to Instagram to react, Kolawole Ajeyemi shared a 2-minute 23 second video, wondering what exactly is going on and how the thespians, even the veterans and elders in the industry are not taking note of the little things that are soiling the reputation of the Yoruba sect of the industry.
Speaking richly in Yoruba, the CEO, Kolawole Clothing and Shoes stated that the celebrities in the Yoruba Nollywood sect have become a thing of disgrace and embarrassment so much that people do not want to associate with them in the society. Revealing that he has much to say, Kolawole Ajeyemi says he’d rather chosen to stay silent but can no longer remain same as some little little things are tarnishing the image of the sect of the movie industry and it seems the elders are not taking cognisance of them.
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He then went on to throw shades at Yomi Fabiyi for his movie, Oko Iyabo where he mirrored the Baba Ijesha molestation saga with a narrative, however, that the victim and the accused have a consensual affair, saying people used to make movies that would educated but now, they do things for fame and clouts. In his caption, he then dished out a Yoruba proverb, saying, “Oruko rere san ju wura ati fadaka lo 💔🙄“, meaning, “A good name/integrity is better than gold and silver”