“Filmmaker Tunde Kelani cheated me after the release of my film titled ‘Ti Oluwa Ni Ile” – Veteran actor, Baba Wande reveals (Video)

Nollywood veteran actor, Alhaji Kareem Adepoju, widely known as Baba Wande, recently opened up about a distressing betrayal he experienced at the hands of esteemed filmmaker Tunde Kelani.

In an interview with BBC News Yoruba, Baba Wande candidly shared the grievances he harbored, shedding light on the tumultuous journey behind the release of the much-anticipated sequel to their Yoruba film, “Ti Oluwa Nile.”

According to Baba Wande, he and Tunde Kelani had previously reached a verbal agreement that stipulated he would receive a substantial 30% share of the profits generated from the first installment of the movie.

Regrettably, when the time came, he was astounded to find himself only receiving a paltry sum of 15,000 out of the overall earnings amounting to 180,000.

The shock and deep disappointment he experienced were palpable as he expressed his sentiments during the interview.

Baba Wande’s heartfelt narrative serves as a stark reminder of the unfortunate realities faced by artists, even those with a long-standing presence in the industry, who find themselves victims of broken promises and unfulfilled agreements.

He said;

I was taken aback and greatly demoralized when I received 15,000 through Kelani’s manager from the total sum of 180,000 we made from the initial sales.”

Baba Wande further disclosed that Kelani, who was once his good friend, explained this by saying that others needed to share in the profits.

Nevertheless, Baba Wande found Kelani’s behavior discouraging, leading him to forsake plans for Part 2 of the movie, which would have finalized the story.

Speaking further, the legendary actor advised active actors and actresses to produce movies that will remain relevant for years instead of promoting nudity in the society.
Watch him speak below;

This revelation exposes the vulnerability and need for greater transparency and fairness within the film industry, where talent and dedication should be justly rewarded.

Baba Wande’s courageous decision to speak out sends a powerful message, reminding us of the importance of ethical conduct and honoring commitments in fostering a healthy and thriving artistic community.

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