22nd September, 2021
Emeka Rollas, the President of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has said the association would no longer condone public ridiculing of its members experiencing marital issues.
The past few days, prominent figures in the entertainment industry like Annie Idibia, Tonto Dikeh, and Nedu Wazobia have been in the news concerning the crises in their marriages.
The incidents also witnessed some leaked audio conversations of the affected movie stars on social media.
AGN’s president, in an Instagram post berated those behind the release of the leaked audios without the consent of the affected parties.
He also stated that recent happenings have shown “that actresses are now marked for blackmail” because of their marital issues.
“Events of the last few days have shown that actresses are now marked for blackmail, especially hinging it on the basis of a relationship gone awry,” he said.
“But should it be a reason for publishing private conversations without the consent of the other party?
“We shall use this one to set an example to serve as a deterrent to all other persons including bloggers presently profiling actresses for blackmail to have a rethink.
“We will no longer fold our hands and watch our members taken to public ridicule via invasion of privacy.”
Rollas also disclosed that the AGN is also weighing sanctions against its members that take to social media to call out their colleagues, thereby causing disunity in the body.
“We are also looking into cases where our certified members have taken to social media to call fellow members out or make statements that can bring disrepute to our Guild or cause disharmony among members,” he added.