Actor Dele Odule reacts to Instagram fights, says ‘elders’ have intervened

Dele Odule
Dele Odule

Worried about the spate of Instagram outbursts among some of his colleagues, veteran actor, Dele Odule says some ‘elders’ in the Yoruba movie industry have waded in.

Mr Odule is the national president of TAMPAM an acronym for Theatre Arts & Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria.

Major stakeholders in the Yoruba movie industry established the association in Ikorodu, Lagos in 2014.

The association is a breakaway faction of the crisis-ridden Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners, ANTP, which is largely made up of actors and actresses in the Yoruba movie industry.

Speaking with PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday, Mr Odule, said TAMPAM is aware of the crisis and is trying to resolve it.

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He said, “Although some of the warring parties are not part of the our association, we will still wade in however we wont make our findings or decision public. These sort of frictions is not exclusive to actors alone lawyers and doctors do face such issues”.

In recent times, some of the cat fights amongst some Yoruba actresses have been between experienced actors and ‘newbies.’

When asked if the warring parties don’t look up to veterans like himself, he gave an interesting response.

“Have you ever seen me have an outburst with Jide Kosoko on Instagram before? Have you Mr. Latin call out Oga Bello or Yomi Fash Lanso on instagram before? If the younger actors indeed looked up to us they won’t act the way they are doing at the moment. But, it’s normal because human beings must disagree. These incessant fights would be resolved and kept private.”

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From Mercy Aigbe to Toyin Aihmaku and the latest warring parties, Liz Anjorin and Ronke Oshodi-Oke, a host of other Yoruba actresses have taken to Instagram to fight dirty.

Their incessant social media fights are a source of concern to their colleagues and fans alike.

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