Yoruba movie producers axe fall on AFOD, Adekoya
Yoruba Video Film Producers/Marketers Association of Nigeria (YOVIFPMAN) has placed an indefinite ban on two leading actors, Kunle Afodunrin (AFOD) and Yewande Adekoya.
The duo have been indefinitely suspended from featuring in any movie to be released by its members henceforth over alleged unethical practices detrimental to the well-being and corporate existence of the Yoruba films marketers’ association.
With this ban, Yovifpman members are directed to sell any existing film that featured the actors within the next two months. The members also unanimously resolved on the following:
That all members should not feature them in their movies again, they should not in any way be used on posters or any other films promotional materials; any new films directed by them or that they feature in shall not be sold by any of our members; All members that currently have their films are directed to release the jobs within the next two months into the market, while adhering strictly to the second point of not in anyway showcasing them.
The Association stated: “In the recent time, our role as a watchman in the industry became complex at the advent of technology enhanced medium of distribution on the internet and other media. We have watched with concern the level of lawlessness going on, on the Internet and have waited till now to ascertain the quarters where the association should apply its usual control mechanism.