Veteran Nollywood producer, Gabriel Okoye aka Gabosky has backed Kunle Afolayan's submission that a larger percentage of movie pirates are Igbo.
For veteran movie producer, Gabriel Okoye aka Gabosky, Kunle Afolayan's submission that a larger percentage of movie pirates are Igbo should be reckoned with.
Backing the October 1 actor cum producer, the Chief Executive Officer at G-Media said that the piracy of film and music works is majorly the handiwork of Igbo traders at Alaba International Market, Lagos.
In a report by Best Of Nollywood, Gabosky said, “When I went into Ubakason Plaza and Obozi Plaza, the den of these pirates, 99% of the people that are trading there are Igbos. So I don’t know why you just want to take criminality and start joining it with politics. A criminal is a criminal and should be pronounced a criminal, whether he is a Yoruba, Igbo or Hausa.
"Kunle is showcasing his frustration, telling everybody, ‘look at what I am facing.’ And nobody is addressing him and asking him, what are you facing? It is quite ridiculous and ironical for anyone to conclude that Kunle Afolayan is a tribalist. This is far from the truth bearing in mind that his new film, OCTOBER 1, was handed over to an Igbo man popularly known as Gabosky for distribution.
“The film is being pirated. And I went round the whole country and found out that the films are being pirated and I started compiling names. And I tell you, the names that I compiled; there is no Yoruba name on that list. They are all Igbos and I have the list," Gabosky revealed.