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Femi Adebayo makes a strong case against piracy in Nollywood

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Jagun Jagun movie producer Femi Adebayo has issued a strong message addressing his view on the piracy wars the creative industry faces.

He expressed the need to protect the Nigerian film industry in his post on Instagram writing, “Piracy is a criminal act that threatens the very essence of our creative industry… we really have to protect Nollywood’s future and support legitimate creators”.

In view of his strong actions in supporting the anti-piracy war, Adebayo has launched a search on pirating perpetrators. He and his team have arrested a DVD pirate seller who pirated copies of his recently released movie Jagun Jagun.

The Yoruba epic movie is only available on the Netflix streaming platforms and as such shouldn’t have DVD copies.

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As a result, Adebayo calls on individuals with credible information regarding pirating sources of Jagun Jagun. He said, “If you possess any information about individuals involved in producing or distributing pirated copies of Jagun Jagun, I implore you to share with us immediately via Dm or email”.

Femi Adebayo isn’t the first Nigerian creative plagued with the piracy struggle. Kemi Adetiba also had the same experience, with individuals pirating her movie King of Boys.

The incident occurred in September 2021, with some person impersonating her on an illegal pirating website, pleading for the removal of King of Boys from the website. Kemi distanced herself from the widely spreading piracy issue, describing it as a disturbing act which she had no hand in.

Jagun Jagun is still streaming on Netflix and one can only hope that the piracy wars get successfully tackled.

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Actress Obey Etok Chima loses father on eve of husband’s funeral

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Nollywood actress Obey Etok Chima has sadly experienced the loss of her father, occurring just hours before the scheduled burial of her husband.

Taking to her social media platforms, the actress shared the heartbreaking news of her father’s passing.

On Facebook, Obey revealed that her father departed in the early hours of Thursday morning, lamenting the timing as it coincided with the eve of her husband’s funeral.

Expressing her grief, she wrote, “What a tragedy, 2024. I just lost my dad early hours of yesterday 11th April. Just a day to bury my husband. It is well.”

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Via her Instagram account, Obey further reflected on the sorrowful happenings, describing the loss of her father as “another blow” amidst the already sorrowful occasion of her husband’s burial.

“Another blow on me. I just lost my dad and I am burying my husband today. It is well oo,” she penned.

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VeryDarkMan denies rumorus of leaked sex tape

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Some time ago, rumours were circulating that VeryDarkMan was involved in a scandalous video of a homosexual nature, partly instigated by Bobrisky, with whom VeryDarkMan had previous conflicts.

VeryDarkMan took to Instagram to address the issue directly, sending a message to curious Nigerians.

“All the people when say them get video of me and man,till now none of them drop video 2 if anybody get video E for don leak by now.internet is a yeye place……one thing about me I will show you evidences Good evidences……them get video na hin them no leak am since • all those things was to make vdm not talk about evuuul again..there is a reason i confessed all my sins before starting this whole online fyghtyn against evulll in the society.”

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Junior Pope: Ini Edo mourns, calls for reforms in Nollywood

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Nollywood actress Ini Edo has responded to the tragic death of her colleague, Junior Pope Odonwodo, famously known as Junior Pope, who lost his life in a river while filming a movie.

Expressing her anger, Ini criticized the inadequate structure of the industry, which she believes was responsible for to such tragedies.

She mourned the loss of the actor and emphasized that his death should serve as a wake-up call for the implementation of proper regulations and structures to ensure safety during productions.

Ini trolled her colleague, Adanma Luke, who produced movie, urging those who are not qualified for such roles to refrain from undertaking them due to the negligence that can result.

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The actress, who is also a mother, described Junior Pope’s death as a sacrifice that should prompt significant changes within the industry.

She stressed the need for a comprehensive overhaul of the system, with the implementation of practical rules and regulations to address emergencies and safeguard everyone involved.

Reflecting on the untimely loss of Junior Pope, she lamented the departure of the “good ones” and expressed deep sorrow over his death.

“Jnr Pope did not have to sacrifice his life for nollywood to realize the need for a long and much needed regulatory structure that would safeguard an entire production . Yes .. every one is a producer now and all are guilty of negligence of some sort.. and this has to stop. This is one sacrifice too many and must count for something … The system has to undergo a total overhaul with practical rules and regulations that caters to everyone in cases of emergencies…. I will never understand why the good ones go so soon‍♀️

Rest on brother … This one cuts really deep.”

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