Nollyhood actor Mike Ezuruonye has blasted his colleague Kunle Afolayan on his social media page, sayingn“The small respect I had for you is gone.”
The mild drama started on Sunday after popular filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan shared a message he got from an Instagram user accusing Ezuruonye of scamming women and lying about it.
Afolayan shared a screenshot of the message accusing Ezuruonye and captured it with a Yoruba language asking the accuser how all of that was his business.
But that didn’t sit well with Ezuruonye who wasted no time in bashing Kunle Afolayan.
He noted that Kunle should have called him privately before posting it on social media, adding that what he did was out of hate for the Igbo people.
Screenshot shared by Kunle Afolayan
Read Mike Ezuruonye’s message to Kunle below:
The small respect I had for you is gone, yes I wrote u that in your sick DM.
U touched the wrong guy by posting this on your twitter and Instagram stories…
Guy, U buy wrong Market!!
U now acting like u don’t know impersonators are using Actors/Musicians/politicians /celebs fake profiles and videos to Defraud people world over????
Or haven’t u seen the ones caught in my respect and even jailed for impersonating me by @officialefcc ????.
Why am I surprised, you’ve always HATED IGBOS? Are we going to forget in the Press ur statement years ago saying “IGBOS are the ones spoiling the movie industry..U don’t like casting them.”
Well this IGBO ain’t like u cos he was born in Lagos and speaks flawless Yoruba. And loves the Yoruba people
U Tribalistic human!!!!!
Guyyyyy I don come meet u for anything for this life???…OMO HOLD YOURSELF O, before we for inside Nollywood go talk your matter outside..Rubbish
Kunle U ARE TOO SMALL to bring me down with this stuuuuuupidddd unethical act…smh
If u were wise, wouldn’t u as a colleague call me , ask questions before posting this Rubbish on your Instagram and Twitter?…
WHO DOES THAT….Obviously u…￼Mtcheww
DUDE,,,if u want a problem,boyyyyyyy BRING IT ON …I’m so freaking READY!!!.
I’ve never called OUT any of my colleagues on social media but NIGGA u messed up this time ..smh
Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish
In a reaction, Kunle, however, noted that Mike misunderstood his message as he never intended to put him in the bad light.
He also tendered an apology to Mike Ezuruonye.
“While I did not see my innocent reaction to an indicting post by a random IG follower as capable of further hurting my friend and colleague, Mike Ezuruonye, to be labelled a tribalist in retaliation is very unfortunate,” Kule Afolayan stated.
“Honestly, I was misunderstood.
“My reaction, which was rather spontaneous, was to chide the IG follower who appeared to be reporting the actor to me. And I merely asked (in Yoruba) how all of that was my business. It was like saying ‘when did I become an officer of the law’. Obviously, my colleague took the context of my post wrongly, and angrily accused me of tribalism.
“I do not know what gave birth to such misrepresentation. However, while I am famous for living and promoting everything that my tradition stands for as a Yoruba man, I have maintained a mutual friendship with people of other extractions, Igbos especially. It is therefore not in the interest of both of us (Mike Ezuruonye and I) to politicise our emotion with tribal colouration. For me, this is undeserving of our other friends, and goes to offend the sensibility of genuine relationships we have each cultivated with people of other tribes.”
On how he has been promoting inter-tribal relationships through his works, Afolayan says the facts are there for all to see.
“The ideals are reflected in the themes and plots of my movies, some of which include; The Figurine, The Bridge, Phone Swap, Omugwo, and Roti.”
The moviemaker further said he has offered an olive branch on the matter. “I have told Mike ‘I’m sorry’ since he found my post offensive. I am also apologizing to anyone who also may have seen things from his point of view. Ire o,” he wrote.