Controversial Nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu, has stated that A-list Nollywood actresses deliberately shunned the premiere of Mercy Johnson's new movie, ‘Legend of Inikpi’, which held a few days ago.
The actor made this statement in a recent Instagram post. According to him, the actresses who were absent at the premiere have refused to support their colleague by posting the movie trailer on their social media pages out of jealousy.
Maduagwu also disclosed that the movie has been submitted for the 2021 Oscar nomination.
Read what he wrote below:
"This is so wrong, even if you are absent at the premiere of the legend of inikpi in #Naija, why can't you support #MercyJohnson by posting the movie trailer or even #pictures of the movie on your #instagram or #twitter page? 🤷♀️🤷♀️When is all this jealousy going to stop in #Nollywood? 🙄When are women ever going to start supporting each other in this industry? 🎬Congrats to my sister, Mercy Johnson Okojie, the legend of inikpi has allegedly been considered to be submitted for 2021 Oscar award nomination #wow, this is another great news. @mercyjohnsonokojie I am proud of you because you have changed the narrative with this #beautiful movie, 🎬I am the only popular #actor in #Nigeria that has ever gotten @chrissyteigen attention in #Hollywood and I hardly praise #movies in #Africa, but this epic #film of yours is indeed the #best Nigerian #cinema film that tells our #story without trying to copy #UK or #America."