How Tunde Kelani betrayed me
Yoruba movie Veteran, Alhaji Kareem Adepoju aka Baba Wande has alleged that Nigerian Filmmaker, Tunde Kelani betrayed him for not honouring verbal agreement he had with him when he produced Yoruba movie titled “Ti Oluwa Nile”.
The thespian disclosed this in a new interview with BBC News Yoruba while speaking about what caused delay for the release of part two of the movie.
According to him, Tunde Kelani and himself had a gentlemen agreement that he will be collecting 30% from whatever profit they make from the Part 1 of the movie but was given 15K out of 180K proceeds made.
“I was shocked and highly demoralized when I received N15,000 through Kelani’s manager from the sum of N180,000 we made from first sale”.
The Legendary actor said Kelani who happened to be his good friend gave him excuse that some people must share from the profit. He said the attitude of the ace cinematographer did not encourage him to do the Part 2 which is the concluding part.
Baba Wande added by advising active actors and actresses to produce movie that will remain relevant for years not the will be promoting nudity in society.
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Ti Oluwa Ni Ile (English: The Land is the Lord’s) is a Nollywood Yoruba drama film sequel directed by Tunde Kelani and written by Baba Wande.
Released in 1993 through Mainframe Films and Television Productions, the film was Tunde Kelani’s debut film as a film director.