NOLLYWOOD NEWS — “I have never heard of Gideon Okeke before”, veteran Nollywood actor Chiwetalu Agu finally responds to Gideon Okeke’s criticism over his entertaining vulgarity in Nigerian movies. Read the full gist on Nollywood Community and share your thoughts afterwards.
Veteran actor Chiwetalu Agu has finally responded to the criticism unnecessarily thrown at him by Tinsel actor Gideon Okeke, over his extreme vulgarity in Nollywood movies. In a chat with Sunday Scoop, Daddy Chiwetalu said: “Let him leave the censors board to do their job, or does he work with them?” Hiaaa! Biko, read on…
In case you missed it, this was how Gideon Okeke criticized Chiwetalu Agu over his vulgarity:
“I know to check the sanity of my ears and mind whenever he comes on scene. I’m a fan of his but the measure of liberty this dear actor enjoys from directors and producers (within Nollywood) in using vulgarities in movies is not funny to me any more as an audience member…..” – Gideon Okeke (@ogidigada.ng) via Instagram
Chiwetalu Agu responds to Gideon Okeke’s criticism over his vulgarity in Movies
In the said chat with Sunday Scoop, Chiwetalu Agu continues:
“Anybody can say anything or come to whatever conclusion they please. The viewers would judge whether I use vulgar words in movies or not. People who watch movies are the ultimate judges. I do not even know who Gideon Okeke is; I do not think I have ever heard his name. .
If people like AMAA are talking to me about this, I would know how to react appropriately. But this is an individual I do not even know. He has his own style, and I have mine which has won me awards all over the continent and even beyond. This is the first time anyone will be accusing me of vulgarity.
Others have been hailing me. What we do is satire; we are re-enacting what happens in the society. People I have encountered and those who have called me have been full of praise for me. It will also interest you to know that I am the highest award-winning actor in Africa.
I have 47 awards to my name; and the second person behind me has not even got up to 10 awards. Two years ago, I took two cows to church to celebrate and thank God for giving me the highest number of awards in Africa. Secondly, I have done 727 productions.
It is a rare record in Africa. I am also the current holder of the Best Veteran Actor award which was given to me in U.S. People like Olu Jacobs and other time-tested Nollywood practitioners were nominated for that same award but I was chosen. My record is the best in all ramifications.
I have spent about 35 years in the movie industry, and I am a big pillar of Nollywood. Even former President GEJ confessed about 3 years ago that whenever he travels out of the country, foreign leaders ask after people like me, Jim Iyke, and Genevieve Nnaji.
Because of that, he put N3bn into Nollywood. It goes without saying that I am very big in Nollywood. I am a father, legend, and icon.” – Chiwetalu Agu
Recall Chioma Akpotha was not happy with what Gideon Okeke said about Chiwetalu Agu, and she herself reacted by saying the following:
“I do not like to see or hear children disrespect elders (whether by age or craft), all in the name of social media. How dare you insult an older talent on social media all in the bid to sound intelligent and all knowing? How dare you? If you have a problem with how an actor delivers his craft, take it up with the right bodies as you want to be tough. Come to think of it, why should anyone have a problem with the way an actor chooses to deliver? I’m short of words.” – @ChiomAkpotha via Instagram (source: nollywoodSocial)
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