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Chude Jideonwo "Without the 'mediocrity' of a Charles Novia, we wouldn't have the brilliance of a Kemi Adetiba"

Chude Jideonwo started a conversation on social media after he described Charles Novia and the old Nollywood as mediocre.

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Charles Novia and Chude

On Sunday, June 5, 2017, the co-founder of Red Africa, Chude Jideonwu, started a conversation on social media after he subtly described Charles Novia and the movies produced in the 90s and 2000s as 'mediocre.'

Chude stated this while responding to Novia's tweets about his open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on May 29, 2017, titled "Dear Buhari, you have broken our hearts."

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Novia had described Chude's letter as save-face piece about an incompetent leader brought into power by Chude and his team through Statecraft Inc, RED Media Afria's governance communication company which led the communication front for the Muhammadu Buhari campaign in 2015.


Chude finally decided to respond to comments that insinuate that he has no right to complain about a government he sold to Nigerians, and in the process, he took shots at Novia's career.

In series of tweets, Chude explained that the reason why he didn't dismiss Nollywood movies as trash was because he understood that for Nollywood to get better, it must first exist, and it must keep trying.


He also explained that the reason why he criticized Nollywood in the past was for it to grow and become what it is today, implying that his current criticism of Buhari's government is aimed at fostering growth.







Novia, who isn't one to shy away from social media disputes, equally took to Twitter to react to Chude's comments.



The award-winning filmmaker recalled his first meeting with Chude, which had the later commending his movie "The Bridesmaid," which he had described as 'the best Nollywood movie.'






Novia also went on to list his accomplishments over the years as a filmmaker.


The tweets from Novia and Chude, as expected, elicited reactions from filmmakers, actors and followers. 















Of course, Chude wasn't without quite a number of supporters;




Charles Novia is popular for movies like "Real Love," "Caught in the Middle," "The Bridesmaid," "Alan Poza," "Missing Angel" and more.

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