BY LUCIANO IACCINO
Nigerian film-maker Dickson Iroegbu has come under fire in the past few days after he posted a comment on Facebook saying that if anything happened to controversial Biafran leader Nnamdi Kanu – currently detained by the state security service (DSS) in Abuja – Nigeria “will burn”.
Iroegbu spoke to IBTimes UK to clarify his position, stating that he does not support the Biafran cause – which calls for independence from Nigeria – but he believes in freedom of speech and dialogue with the Nigerian government.
Who is Dickson Iroegbu?
Iroegbu is a prominent film-maker and director in Nollywood – Nigeria’s booming film industry coined after Hollywood. He has written, produced and directed more than 20 movies, including Burning Desire, Kill The Bride, Tears In The Rain, Days Of Glory and gay-themed Law 58.
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