Marketers suspend Kunle Afod’s movies

Marketers suspend Kunle Afod’s movies

Yoruba Video Film Producers/Marketers Association of Nigeria announced the suspension of the production and promotion of works of two film-makers, Kunle Afodunrin (Afod) and Yewande Adekoya.

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The suspension was contained in a statement released on Thursday and signed by the association’s President, Alhaji Abdurasaq Abdullahi.

Accusing Afodurin and Adekoya of violating the regulations guiding film distribution in the industry, the marketers alleged that the duo sidestepped the proper procedure of distribution through the marketers.

The statement reads in part: “Our efforts have unarguably been a stabilising factor in the industry, leading to Nigeria’s recognition at one time or the other as a leading film producer in the world. We have, over the years, maintained and indeed, instilled discipline in the various sections of the Yoruba film productions in Nigeria.

“For instance, we have deliberately restrained our members from playing any other role in the industry, apart from being distributors and executive producers, a thing we also encourage all sectors in the industry to emulate by concentrating on areas where they specialise. We also insisted on total compliance with the Federal Government’s regulations, through the various regulatory agencies relevant to our industry.

“But we have noted with dismay the emergence of stakeholders who are operating in areas where they are not assigned. Now all manner of people are taking the advantage of the technology-enhanced window of distribution to load all manner of films on the Internet, either censored or uncensored and either legally acquired or not. This we have determined not to stand by and watch.

“Our association has unequivocally decided that it will no longer have anything to do with such people. While we continue to identify such practitioners that may be involved, we have identified Afod and Adekoya as being grossly involved in this act that is capable of destabilising the industry, which we have guarded jealously and sustained over the years with huge investments, including those from various other stakeholders.”


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