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Emeka Ike Actor insults Kunle Afolayan, says even a dunce can make great movies with N200M

According to Emeka Ike, some multinational companies are empowering a few people to oppress everybody.

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Emeka Ike

In a recent interview with TVC Entertainment, President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Emeka Ike spoke on quality of films in Nollywood.

According to the actor, Nollywood has been making good movies like "Violation" and "Igodo."

According to Emeka Ike,  some multinational companies are empowering a few people to oppress everybody.

Making reference to Kunle Afolayan, Ike said that there is nothing special about making a 'great movie' with 200 million Naira.

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Kunle Afolayan




"Don't tell me Kunle Afolayan is making a fantastic movie," he said.

"You gave him 200 million Naira for crying out loud. The entire industry has not even used 200 million before now to make movies for God's sake now. So if you give a dunce that money, he can get the best producer. So it's not a fantastic thing, you are not making me feel oppressed."

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Emeka Ike


Speaking on the 'New Nollywood,' Ike said "Someone wants a New Nollywood that would pay only him and his generation, and that person is conniving with some multinationals outside Nigeria."

"You are wickedly killing the industry that we worked hard to build," he said.


Afolayan is an award-winning respected filmmaker popular for movies like "October 1," Phone Swap," "Figurine" among others.

On March 7, 2015, at the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, "October 1,"  dominated the night, winning nine awards at the prestigious event.

His most recent movie "The CEO," premiered 30,000 feet into the air on June 1, 2016.

On April 4, 2016, Emeka Ike was announced as the interim president of the AGN, pending its elections in 2018.

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