Behind the scene | 1 February 2007 14:58 CET


Young, versatile and fast rising movie maker, Tosin Oni, feels she has been cheated by actors who are perceived as stars, by people. Hi Society's impeccable source revealed that Tosin Oni, a fresh graduate from the University of Nigeria, lost a lot of money while making her debut flick due to some Yoruba artistes' breach of contract. It was gathered that Tosin had contracted several Yoruba artistes, including Yemi Solade, Yomi Fash-Lanso, Binta Ayo Mogaji, Fathia Balogun and Femi Bright, for the successful making of her film but only had Yemi Solade, Femi Bright, Ayo Binta Mogaji and a few others, to work with on the set. Fathia Balogun, Yomi Fash-Lanso, Moji Afolayan and Rasaq Olayiwola, according to the source, boycotted the locations, due to reasons best known to them.

Hi Society's source further stated that despite the fact that Tosin had already paid these artistes to feature in her flick, none of them (Fathia, Yomi, Moji and Rasaq) appeared on location and when she tried to contact them to know why they did not show up, they had no tangible excuse and showed no remorse for their act. When Yomi, Moji, and Rasaq Olayiwola eventually showed up at the location, they were alleged to have deliberately stalled the rapid process of work. To confirm these allegations, Hi Society put a call through to Yomi Fash-Lanso and he said: “Hello, Ta lo n soro? Lat'ibo?” meaning, who is speaking? From where?” after which the line went dead.

At around 1:25 p.m. same day, another call was placed and the phone rang endlessly. When Hi Society tried again, the third time, the phone was switched off. Meanwhile, Fathia Balogun could not be reached on her mobile phone. The duo of Moji Afolayan and Rasaq Ojopagogo could also not be reached to react to the allegations levelled against them.

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