The Prolific Nigerian filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, has been bitten hard by some pirates he criticised some days ago. It would be recalled that almost a week before the governorship election in Lagos State, the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, was alleged to have threatened Igbos living in the state with death if they vote in Jimi Agbaje, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as governor of the state.
While the heat was on, Kunle Afolayan slammed Igbos, claiming most pirates of movies in the industry are of from that extraction. The likes of Uche Jombo and others reacted to it, condemning him for being tribal in his reasoning.
Kunle had said then that some pirates have threatened to release his new award-winning flick entitled ‘October 1’. And true to their threat, the pirates have now released copies of the film in the market. Raising the alarm on Monday, the filmmaker urged Nigerians not to buy copies of ‘October 1’, which he said are presently on the streets of Lagos. ‘Pirated copies of October 1 film are now released by the pirates and everywhere on the streets. We have been announcing and alerting the people in government for years. ‘Is this how we will fold our hands and look? It is my turn today, it may be yours tomorrow. I am devastated. Let us come and fight this scourge called piracy. Please do not buy,’ the multiple award-winning movie producer said.