BY ADENIYI A.
Segun Arinze and Emeka Ike both powerhouses in Nollywood have been going at each other lately and in the latest of the battle between the two stars. Emeka Ike has responded to a recent interview of Segun Arinze granted in which he had asked Emeka “to grow up and recognize Ibinabo Fiberesima as president of the Actors Guild Of Nigeria (AGN).”
Emeka Ike came all out firing all cylinders in his response calling Segun Arinze him a street boy.
He told Saturday Beats, “I heard Segun Arinze was interviewed and he said so many things about me and nobody asked me for my own side. I don’t think it was a balanced report. Segun Arinze did not say anything meaningful, he was just cursing himself. That is not how to handle legal matters. In legal matters, we take things from the law’s point of view. Segun that is talking to the journalist is supposed to be behind bars because he committed a crime that should have sent him to jail. There was an order that he violated by bringing in Ibinabo as the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria.“
“I have been saying this since. That is why Ibinabo’s tenure was called ‘contentious.’ Why should we the educated people allow market people to talk? I am a very cerebral person and I don’t deal with men who cannot read and do not understand the legalities of the paper they have in their hand. I cannot be trading words with a common street boy because if you did not go to school, you cannot understand some legal issues. So, he cannot assess the judgement of the court of law.” Emeka said.
Brand ambassadors for the now global brand Nollywood. Hmmn!