Industrial News | 1 October 2016 20:06 CET

Actor Kunle Afod Finally Reacts To Ban, Says He Is Not YOVIFOMAN Member


Nollywood actor, Kunle Afod has spoken out to address the issue of his ban with  Yoruba Video Film Producers/Marketers Association Of Nigeria (YOVIFOMAN).

The actor however maintained that he doesn’t belong to the said association who banned him and he doesn't see the reason why he was the only one affected, when there were others who deals directly with the online community.

His words: “I have consulted my lawyers and the law will definitely take i’ts course in due time but I will like to put a few things on record first.

“One, I am not a member of YOVIPMAN, and therefore not bound by the ethics of YOVIPMAN, it's therefore impossible to be bound by the ethics of an association I don't belong to.

“Two, in any market in the world the manufactures chooses his sales outlet.  It definitely doesn't appeal too logic that a customer dictates to the manufacturer who he supplies his goods to.

“Three, we had no prior arrangements as regards who I work or do not work with. Do you get punished for an offense you do not commit?

“I want to make this abundantly clear, that I, Adekunle Afod will never do anything to truncate the growth of this industry. There are several other producers who sell to the online community why was I the only one sanctioned.

“This is a misguided witch hunt and I refuse to be a victim I know and I believe that injustice to one is injustice to all in the words of a great poet; When they came for the Buddhist I didn't talk because I wasn't a Buddhist, When they came for the Christians I didn't talk because I wasn't a Christian, When they came for the Muslims I didn't talk because I wasn't a Muslim, When they came for me, There was nobody left to speak to me.”

He continued, “I expect all stakeholders to stand up and speak up against this flagrant act of disregard for a movie maker of my repute's rights but then again, it has always been all man for himself.

“I will like to assure my fans and friends that nothing will stop me from giving them the best of me.

“In fact expect more. We shall see this through. We await legal action. But as we we're taught in theatre.”

PorscheClassy recalls that Kunle Afod alongside Yewande Adekoya  were banned by the association in the early hours of today.

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