BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
A certain Adedayo Adejobi has accused Nollywood filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan of “stealing the soul” of 2009 German movie, Exam when he made his new movie The CEO.
In an article published in ThisDay newspaper, the writer gave a synopsis of Exam and likened it to the plot of the CEO. He also mentioned that Kunle’s award winning movie, October 1 was also a copycat of another old movie, Perfume: Story of a Murderer that was released in 2006.
Here’s a snippet from the article:
“Lest I forget, “Exam” didn’t make it into my dictionary. Its intrigues eventually became too pedestrian. So, what could have excited Kunle and his scriptwriter to also copy the soul of “Exam” for creating “The CEO”?
Words on the street have it that he is a down low, with different tales behind it. Like his plagiarized October 1, he was sexually violated by a close relative as a growing up child in his father’s house. And another says that he picked it up as a survival racket in the US. Whatever he does in the closet does not really call for scrutiny but his works could do with a little depth and originality.
But why would the ilk of Afolayan go to the bank to borrow N50 million to fund a story that was largely a copycat and turned it into his own movie? The inquiry into Afolayan’s two recently most viewed and acclaimed movies raise questions as to the dearth of creative talents in Nigeria.”
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