Mr Latin ends rift between Mama Ereko, Jamiu Azeez

The president of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria, Bolaji Amusan fondly known as Mr Latin, has settled an ensuing rift between veteran actress, Mama Ereko and film producer Jamiu Azeez, in the Yoruba speaking sector of the industry.

The drama began on Saturday when Azeez took to his Instagram page to share an emotional video wherein he alleged efforts by Mama Ereko to steal his movie concept.

The filmmaker based his argument on Mama Ereko’s choice of Aunty Ramota, an Instagram sensation — who featured in his yet-to-be-released project — for her forthcoming movie.

Azeez also explained that he invested a lot into producing the forthcoming project including selling his land.

“I fought a lot of battles to ensure the success of this film. I sold my land because of this movie. I had to borrow money from unlikely people. Unfortunately, you produced the concept, invited Aunty Ramota for the production of the same movie,” he said.

However, reacting to his allegation on Sunday, in a video shared on Instagram, Mama Ereko dismissed the allegation against her. The 70-year-old said although she had the intention of also featuring Aunty Ramota in her movie titled ‘Ile Imo’, the shooting has not commenced.

So far the president of TAMPAN, Mr Latin, has waded into the situation and he has ended the rift. 

The 54-year-old actor shared a video of himself, Azeez and actor Sisi Quadir explaining that the situation has been clarified in an Instagram post on Monday. He said Azeez and Mama Ereko had a misunderstanding and they have settled it.

Jamiu also reposted the video and thanked Mr Latin for his intervention.

“Thank u so much daddy,” he wrote.

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