ACTORS GUILD SLAMS ONE YEAR BAN ON TOP ACTRESS, INI EDO
The national body of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), has banned top and controversial Nollywood actress, Iniobong Edo for one year, for what it termed gross misconduct, indiscipline and outright violation of professional duties.
The ban order, which was ratified by Mr Ejike Asiegbu, the national president of AGN alongside his executive members takes effect from April 17, 2007.
A press statement signed by Mr Acho Ugoenyi, the national secretary of AGN said Ini Edo is no longer eligible to participate in movie productions with
effect from April 17. "This measure will serve as a deterrent to others. The
petition of Mr Emeka Duru (a production manager) at the instance of his producer and director respectively in conjunction with the disciplinary committees report
agreed on the ban…. I have been directed to communicate to you, the one calendar year ban order slammed on you, with effect from April 17, 2007, for
gross misconduct, indiscipline and outright violation of professional ethics," said the statement.
The release further reminded Edo that the Actors Guild of Nigeria, is committed to the sustenance of discipline, and the enforcement of professional ethics among its members. Meanwhile, to ensure the ban has taken effect, the AGN, also officially informed Movie Producers and Marketers Association, the Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN), Nigerian Society of Cinematographers, (NSC), Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) and the Lagos State chapter of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN).
Efforts to speak with Edo who had been earlier banned for six months, for indecent dressing by the Enugu State chapter of AGN, proved abortive. Several calls made to her mobile phone lines did not go through. Iniobong Edo, from Akwa-Ibom State, came to limelight with a scintillating role in a movie entitled, Worlds
Apart some years ago and ever since her career had been on the rise with several blockbuster movies to her credit.