“…What goes on in our industry is beyond all that gist you write oooo, is beyond what you can ever comprehend hmmmmm o deep gan, o dark gan, o spiritual gan ni ooo, o dey tun loud gan ni ooo…. it has been in the days of pa Ogunde & it will remain forever & you can never be prepared. But as e dey hot I dey ready…”
The above bitter and shocking truth were part of Iyabo Ojo’s (Nigerian actress) word when she lambasted a senior colleague Fathia Balogun recently.
However, many insiders in the industry confirmed Ojo’s statement, with some saying she did not even paint the picture as grim as it is.
A top male artists in the industry told agogoayoanews.com: “my brother, Iyabo didn’t go deep. I guess she didn’t want to reveal too much or appear exaggerating. Our industry, especially among Yorubas is demonic and dark”.
The popular actor who preferred anonymity says the industry can turn a saint into a devil in order to be fortified.
When asked if he is demonically fortified, he replied: “I don’t joke with prayers or they will roast you alive”.
Similarly, it was revealed that Bukky Wright, another top Nigerian artist relocated to the United States at a time to escape the evil in the industry.
Before her relocation, Wright was a leading female artist in Nollywood. She was said to have run for her life when she was besieged with betrayals, hypocrisy, demonic attacks, amomg others.
Reports confirm that Wright confides in her close friends that she enjoys more peace when she distances herself from mainstream Nollywood shenanigans.
The evil in the industry is said to be as old as the industry and it was primarily advanced by the elders in the industry, among whom, many largely believe in dark powers.
A few of them is practising native doctors (Babalawos) whilst many belong to different kind of occult groups.
Cultism among the Yoruba movie practitioners is a popular practice and not something most of them frown at.