Nigerian comedian, Abovi Ugboma (Bovi), has called out filmmaker, Niyi Akinmolayan, over the way he projected his new movie, ‘My Village People.‘
The new project of Niyi is a comedy that combines relatable African folklore and was released on June 11 this year.
It all started after Niyi, who directed the movie, went to his Instagram page to publicise the movie alongside ‘Prophetess’.
“We have had an amazing year @anthillstudious_ the two leading films so far this year…” he had written in the now-deleted post accompanied by flyers of both projects.
In a lengthy post on his Instastories, Bovi sees the filmmaker as someone who should be called “clout chaser” for sharing the movie weeks after its release.
“See this clout chasing, egoistic, inferiority complex driven director posting film that he’s deliberately refused to identify with since its release,”
“Not like it mattered to me but once I heard all the sh*t coming from him and his body language, I was like how did I not walk away from this mess despite the warning signs.
“Day three of a two week shoot, when he first tried to shut my set down because he didn’t want me to even correct his reductive approach to the script, I promised him that with or without him, the film will be a success.
“I added that even I, the writer, cannot stop it because it’s in God’s hands. From then on approach to making this picture became lame and deliberately mediocre. Idris and Moses kept begging me to just ignore his alarming character flaws and finish the project.
“And that’s how I kept petting oga like a 4-year-old till we finished, not knowing he still carried a grudge fanned by an ego sitting on a ripe boil.
“Dude is just hype. Theoretically informed but practically inept. Now the film has done favourably well, he has come out of his coven to advertise himself. Shameless.”
Meanwhile, Niyi Akinmolayan has not reacted to Bovi’s post as at the time of publishing this.
By Damilola Olufemi