Iyabo Ojo, a Nollywood actress, has accused her colleague, Funke Akindele-Bello, of paying a review platform to discredit a new movie by Toyin Abraham.
Abraham recently released her much-awaited project: ‘The Ghost and the Tout too‘, in which she featured a number of movie stars including Mercy Johnson.
However, on Friday, CinemaPointer, a platform which specialises in reviewing movies, was said to have ranked Akindele-Bello’s ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga‘ above Abraham’s new film.
CinemaPointer then described Abraham’s movie as “a haplessly brain-dead story”, alleging that the movie also appeared to have copied Akindele-Bello’s concept in ‘Omo Ghetto’ sequel.
“Not recommended for intelligent people. Over the years, we have told you many truths but non greater than this: Intelligent minds were not taken into consideration at all in the writing and in the making of ‘Ghost and The Tout Too’. Thusly, intelligent minds will not enjoy it at all,” the platform wrote in its review of Abraham’s movie.
“Regardless of how flagrantly it copycats off ‘Ómó Ghetto: The Saga’ desperately hoping to shine like it. Unlike that one ‘The Ghost and The Tout Too’ doesn’t understand that movie-making is rooted in brain-work and not in using cinema to do ‘Yahoo’, abusing stardoms to fleece fandoms.
“Sadly, in ‘The Ghost and The Tout Too’, celebrity after celebrity only lead to leprotic performance after leprotic performance.
“As a haplessly brain-dead story leads to pointless scene after pointless scene, all soaked together in a deluge of sterile dialogue. So much so that trying to find any mirth seeing it would be an exercise in futility.
“Trust us, if you are intelligent, you are better off staying back home this weekend to watch ‘Ómó Ghetto: The Saga’ which incidentally opens on Netflix this Friday, 10th of September 2021. If not, brain go pain you tire.”
But reacting in the comment section of the post, Ojo called out Akindele-Bello for allegedly sponsoring the review.
“How much did Funke pay you to write this rubbish, the day she begins to find ways not to talk bad about her fellow colleagues or try to discredit their hardwork or personality that day she will begin to experience inner peace,” she wrote.
“Na social media you go dey form better person. I know you and you know me, we know ourselves wella and [email protected] go back and tell your sender that no matter how many times you try to pull Toyin down of discredit her works, it won’t work.
“Toyin’s hardwork and movie Ghost and The Tout Too’ will make box office and your blood gonna dry from hate and jealousy…I said what I said messager of doom.”
Akindele-Bello has not reacted to the allegation.