Nollywood actor Olatayo Amokade, popularly known as Ijebu, has called out the organizers of the just concluded Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, AMVCA, for allegedly cheating in their awards.
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The angry Ijebu was captured in an online video chanting ‘ojoro’, literally translated as ‘fraud’ at the just concluded show.
Although Ijebu did not mention AMVCA, he, however, made it clear that he was hinting at the show because Femi Adebayo’s movie did not clinch any awards from the nomination.
From the video, Ijebu mentioned movies by Femi Adebayo which had been neglected by the awards and also noted that his latest film was not rewarded last night.
Mixed reactions trail Ijebu’s video as some agreed with the actor’s cry of foul, while others claimed Femi Adebayo’s Ageshinloke did not garner enough votes for it to win at the AMVCA show.
One Simply Fadekemi wrote, “What about Kunle Remi and Ibrahim Chata that was not even nominated? Too bad”
Omoolamubo wrote, “U can’t say is Ojoro fully bcos award is not really about personality or being a popular actor is about interpretation of the characters in the particular movie example best actor was given to Tobi where chidi mokeme and other top legendary actors are in the same category (2) same in music everyone knows Tiwa is most popular female musician in Nigeria yet Tems got Grammy before bcos of 1 song ,so bro sometimes let put personal interest aside and see things from the true angle”
A user, Essy Gold wrote, “Did you guys vote your own? Until y’all start uniting and doing things in unity it’ll continue to look like ojoro to y’all. I’m sure some of your Yoruba molly people voted the winner. Ẹnu nìkan ni gbogbo yín ni bìtì ajakara, you don’t support one another.”
One Ashabi wrote, “Award should be score by a filmmaker not a film watcher , looking at characters interpretation, flexibility and energy , ageshinkole is far better than that particular movie Dey compare it with gan”
One Oritse Kemi wrote, “Bro don’t compare anikulapo to any movie pls no movies stand anikulapo Almost everyone in Nigeria watch it agesinkule is Yoruba how many Igbo or Hausas hear Yoruba.”