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By Story and photo Niyi Tabiti
There is no doubt that one of the most talked about scandals in Nollywood right now is the one involving star actor Emeka Ike and one Phillip, based in the United States of America . Phillip who is now hooked to star actress, Ini Edo accused Ike of having sex romps with Ruth, his estranged wife.
When we sought the Ike's view on the whole development last Sunday, he said it was a balant lie rather what happened was that his detractors were only trying to paint him bad.
"I won't give credibility to one 419 boy somewhere who woke up one morning and gave one friend of his, some money to tarnish my image"
Ike also told us that as an international actor, he is a role model to several young people out there. He also told us that he would refrain from making further comment on the issue because it is not worth it.
Ike, who is also a proprietor of a primary and secondary school in Lagos, Nigeria, also used the opportunity to call on Nigerians to stop Movie Magic from showing Nigerian movies with flagrant abuse. According to him, the rate at which movie magic is showing Nigerian movies is affecting sales. 'Most people call me and say they just watched my movie on the channel. How do marketers make money from sales when people can subscribe and watch as many movies as possible on that channel? Stop Movie Magic now.It is affecting our take home.Believe me, if care is not taken there won't be Nollywood agin in some few years to come” He screamed.
He also accused Movie Magic of making billions of Naira from Nigerian subscribers yet all they can claim to have done is to pay some producers a meager $700. “That is total rubbish”
On his views concerning the Ejike Asiegbu led Actors Guild of Nigeria,Ike told us that he would refrain from saying anything because of personal reasons. He, however, told us that there is need for a change in the association and the change would come very soon.