Yoruba and English actors in face-off @ BON awards
The disparity between Nolly-Yoruba and Nolly-English deepened last Saturday at Best of Nollywood Awards (BON). The actors from both divide acted like two sides of a coin that cannot co-exist.
Following the drama that preceded the awards night, it’s obvious that the lingering face-off between the two sectors is taking a new dimension.
Trouble started when the English angels (Uche and co) refused to show up for breakfast until about two hours into the meal, when other celebrities were ready to leave for Ijebu Ode, venue of the event.
Rising actress Beverly Naya, Omoni Oboli who was accompanied to the event by her husband and kids, Porttia Yamaha and many other English actors showed up for breakfast which was served in the hotel restaurant.
Soon the convoy of vehicles were ready to leave for Ijebu-Ode, but the English angels were not done with breakfast and would not be hurried either.
Thus, their Yoruba counterparts who couldn’t find their way alone to Ijebu ode were delayed in the process.
On arriving Ijebu Ode, actress Ronke Oshodi frowned at the ill-treatment, complaining openly regarding how their English counterparts were lodged in prestigious hotels while they were ow profile hotels. ‘Some people weren’t ready. It’s unfair. Is it because Yoruba actors are very supportive and available at your beck and call?’ she fumed.
Reacting to the development, the convener of BON Awards and publisher of BON Magazine, Seun Oloketuyi said the actors were lodged in hotels according to their time of arrival.
“It was first come first serve basis. Kunle Afolayan, Yomi Fash Lanso and other Yoruba actors shared hotel with Ini, Omoni and many others. So there was no discrimination. It just happened that she arrived Abeokuta late”. Oloketuyi explained.