“Ibinabo Fiberesima Destroyed AGN With GEJ’s Support, Emeka Ike Can’t Fix It” – Clarion Chukwura

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August 8, 2015 – “Ibinabo Fiberesima Has Destroyed AGN With Jonathan’s Support, Emeka Ike Can’t Fix It” – Clarion Chukwurah 

In a recent chat with Lanre Odukoya, veteran Nollywood actress Clarion Chukwurah opens up on the ongoing power tussle in the Actors Guilds of Nigeria and how the immediate past President enabled sacked AGN President Ibinabo Fiberesima to bastardize the guild.

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A few months ago, you asked that the president of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria, Ibinabo Fiberisima, should relinquish her position and shortly after, Emeka Ike dragged her to court over the affair. Today, Emeka claims to be the guild’s acting president. What do you make of all of these?

I will answer with the name of Chinua Achebe’s book, Things Fall Apart. When things fall apart, the centre can no longer hold. Former president, Goodluck Jonathan, gave Ibinabo Fiberisima the support to bastardise the guild and that has happened. And it’s going to take the overhauling of the guild’s foundation to make things right. Everything from the board of trustees, the executives at state and national level has already been compromised.

They’re in court already, but if Emeka Ike is favoured to be the guild’s president, would that change anything?

I said the very fabric of the guild has been compromised. It would take laying a new foundation and it’s the best that can happen to the guild. Ibinabo Fiberisima cannot do that because she’s the symbol of the bastardization of the guild. Emeka Ike from all intent and purposes, I think he has a plan but it’s beyond having a plan as an individual.

The industry needs a single guild for the entire film industry. I wanted to become the president of the actors’ guild because I wanted to go into consultation with those who call themselves Kannywood (from the north), Association of National Theatre Practitioners (from the southwest) and other factions. The only way the industry can move forward is if the guild is run like in the countries where the idea was borrowed from. The guild arrangement isn’t Nigeria’s original idea, Nollywood borrowed it from the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

The UK has a stage actors’ guild and a screen actors’ guild. The same thing obtains in the USA. Here in Nigeria, just one guild is representing both the screen and the stage actors’ guild. Until things are done the way they should be done, there will continue to be squabble whether Emeka Ike becomes president or Ibinabo Fiberisima uses whatever connection she has to win the case.

That will not move the industry or the guild forward. What will move the industry forward is for the government to do the right thing.

3 thoughts on ““Ibinabo Fiberesima Destroyed AGN With GEJ’s Support, Emeka Ike Can’t Fix It” – Clarion Chukwura

  1. T,S A BIG PITY WHEN BIGS SISTERS STUP SO LOW AND BEGIN TO TALK LIKE DIS.WHAT GRUDGE DO U REALLY HV 4 MRS IBINABO EGBUKA ? WAS SHE D ONE THAT TOOK SHINA PETERS AWAY FRM YOU ? SO U CAN ADMIT THAT SHE HAS CONNECTIONS MORE THAN U AND COURT CASE FILLED EMEKA IKE ? WHAT D HELL WILL U ACHIEVE WITH ALL THESE TROUBLES ? ALLOW UR RESPONSIBLE SON CLARANCE SPEAK WITH IBINABO BCOS YOU HV LOST IT ALL AS A MOTHER . GUSH !!!!.YOU ,RE REALLY IRRETATING ME WITH DIS UR SMALL BUT MIGHTY IBINABO SAGA. EMEKA AND URSELF HV ONLY SUCCEDED IN MAKING HER MORE POPULAR AND FAMOUS, FRM HER POPULARITY,SHE WAS LOCATED AGAIN BY EGBUKA , GOT HEAVILY WEDDED BY DR UCHE , WHOSE TAKING HER ROUND D WORLD 4 RELAXATION ,SHE,S PRESENTLY , BUSY COOKING AND HV A SWELL HONEYMOON WITH COMFORTABLE HUBBY AND SWEET CHILDREN ,YOU BOTH ARE STILL HERE WRITING PETITIONS AND DOING UNDERGROUND JOBS . DO U THINK IBINABO HAS SUCH TIME TO HV BREAKFAST IN D COURT ROOMS , LUNCH WITH D JUDGES AND DINNER WITH MAGISTRATES ? WHY DID BUHARI NOT APPOINT YOU AS ONE OF HIS CABINET SINCE YOU,RE COLLABORATING WITH KANNYWOOD ?THAT IS HOW SOME IGBO PEOPLE WILL DISGRACE AND SELL THEIR BIRTHRIGHTS ,YET HAUSA MAN NO SEE YOU OOOO. LEARN SOMETHING FRM NGOZI EZEONU AND ONYEKA ONWENU. IBINABO HAD AN OPPORTUNITY AND SHE ONLY USED IT WELL ,IT,S NOT A DO OR DIE AFFAIR .D REAL NIGER DELTANS AREN,T DESPERADOS . CLARION , D BEST THING I WANT U TO TALK ABOUT NOW IN D MEDIA IS HOW U ACCOMPANIED EMEKA IKE TO PLEAD WITH HIS WIFE AND BRING HER BACK HOME.LOVE UR IGBO BROTHER LIKE THAT AND GOD WILLL SOLVE U AND EMEKA,S AGN PROBLEMS THAT IS GIVING U PEOPLE SLEEPNESS NIGHTS .DID OMOTOLA NOT DECLARE TWO MONTHS AFTER ELECTIONS THAT SHE,S DECLARING 4 BUHARI ? YOU TOO SWITCH ! NA TURN BY TURN . IF U NO CHOP PLATAIN DURING BIG BRO JONATHAN,S TENURE ,U GO CHOP TUWO DURING PMB.NO 4GET SAY PMB NO DEY LOOK IGBO FACE OOO,NA ONLY THEIR LEGS IM DEY LOOK ,BCOS HE NO TRUST UR NEXT STEP .IBINABO ISN,T UR PROBLEM IN AGN,BAD-BELLE TOO MUCH 4 D GUILD.BROS JONA HAS LEFT IN PEACE , IBINABO DON STEP ASIDE ,ASO ROCK IS WIDELY OPEN 4 YOU AND UR BROTHER EMEKA. WHAT IBINABO KNOWS , YOU KNOW BETTER !!!.

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