BY MISTURA OLUOMO
Hmm tough times for Uncle Afo.
Well maybe not tough times sha, depends on how you want to look at it. Beht if you ask me, terrible press at a time when his movie is currently at the Cinemas across the country is what I term ‘trials and tribulation’.
And while some have termed him OLE because of the plot of THE CEO and think he is no more VIP, I think I have figured out why people are hating on him so bad.
You can disagree but something tells me I am right abeg…
More than one thing…
Actually, 9 things tell me I am right.
He somehow paved the way for Nollywood movies to be taken seriously at the Cinemas
When bros brought out Irapada (which means Redemption in English by the way), he could not ra wa pada for long because well, that movie was like snake, it just kept dragging on and on… Anyway, he seemed to ra himself pada when he brought out Figurine and the movie was a hit.
That, earned Uncle Afo a top spot in the hearts of many Nigerians and they began to believe in him and… other films again. And you know what they say about success having many enemies… oops, it’s friends o but well, enemies too come na. You gerrit na?
Everyborry loves Kunle
What is a Ice Prince when there’s a Nollywood Prince. His lastest movie, The CEO may have opened to mixed reviews from Critics and Audiences across the globe, but Uncle Kunle still gat mad love on these streets.
Do you know how many Actors and Actresses have said during interviews that they wanna work with the Filmmaker? Ehn? Do you? And you now wonder why he’s getting the heat without stepping into the Kitchen… or the Sauna… or the Bakery…
Okay, I will stop now.
Only him, N50M
See ehn, I know other filmmakers have claimed they used N100M (read that in Jenifa’s voice) to make movies but really, who is more believable? A Kunle Afolayan having access to N5OM or a relatively unknown filmmaker having access to more from a Nigerian bank? And you know in this Nigeria, before bank can give you money, you must be worth it.
And ees not everybody that is worth it in Nollywood, so why will they not be hating on Kunle Afo?
Classic case of they see him rollin’, they hatin’
On top his head, some people are digging Konga
A few days ago, a certain Writer claimed in his article about Kunle Afolayan or The CEO, as I am now confused, I don’t know if that article was about him or his film cos it seemed personal, that erm Uncle Afo is erm… erm fetching water from behind.
Please don’t ask me to explain. Read it here yourself.
And we know that the moment your haters start looking for any reason to dig dirt about you, you’re successfully a success. So, Oga Afo’s success must have been the reason they dug this news up from God knows where and published it.
He is allegedly fetching water from behind
Nigeria is very anti water fetching from behind. So honestly, a speculation like this isn’t exactly taken kindly in this part of the world when it hits the media. All of a sudden, what is more important, like actually finding the change the government is owing us and wondering why some state governments have refused to pay salary of their workers pale in comparison to news about other people’s butt holes.
So you see, this can make people not like you again.
Please don’t ask me kweshun, I am here trying to help us solve mystery, my name is not Nancy Drew.
They say he is not the one that owns THE CEO
Or at least, the story. People have been saying he and Mr Tunde Babalola copied and pasted the storyline of THE CEO from one Hollywood film, Usual Suspects. And you know people like Seyi Edun and other Nollywooders have been doing this for years so it is not a surprise that people are vexing.
Plus money is expensive in Naija now, everybody is angry when things are not what they expect.
Uncle Afo is a fine boy
Uncle Afo, fine boy, first of his name, slayer of Nollywood numbers, accused photocopy machine, husband of omoge, son of the man that made the Taxi Driver that everybody liked in the 90s.
I know it sounds very somehow but hian, don’t tell me this is the first time you’re hearing people hating on people cos they’re fine?
Abi Ramsey Noah, Odunlade Adekola, can you people bear me witness?
Consistency in the last decade is also a responsible factor
I know I am sounding like project topic but abeg, isn’t consistency responsible for this? Oga is the only Nigerian filmmaker in the last decade who has been consistent with high budget cinema movies with A List Actors and these Actors even win Awards for their roles.
Helloooo?? Ramsey whom-we-never-see-in-movies-again Noah, Kehinde who-won-AMVCA-and-now-has-to-publicly-defend-her-vagina-against-questions-about-sleeping-with-Kunle-Afolayan Bankole, Nse who-underwhelmed-us-with-recent-performances Ikpe Etim, Wale ever-slaying Ojo, Ada extremely-hilarious-needs-her-own-freaking-movie Ameh, Angelique fucking Kidjo and even Kanayo used-to-do-blood-money-but-now-no-screen-time Kanayo were on different Kunle Afolayan projects.
You think it’s beans porridge?
He sold Glo recharge card inside feem
Please, how many filmmakers do you know that Glo gave money and they sold recharge card inside film for you? Ehn, your favorite filmmaker is doing free publicity, Uncle Afo is getting paid for his.
Abeg, I will now bow out with these few points of mine with the song, ‘They see me rollin’, they hatin’