Veteran Actor Baba Wande expresses shock as he narrates how Tunde Kelani betrayed him
Alhaji Kareem Adepoju, better known as Baba Wande and a veteran of Yoruba cinema, has spoken up about a traumatic incident he is said to have gone through following the making of the Yoruba film “Ti Oluwa Nile.”
In a recent interview with BBC News, Baba Wande described the circumstances of the film’s production and expressed his emotions of betrayal by director Tunde Kelani, which delayed the release of part two of the film.
According to him, Tunde Kelani and he had a gentleman’s agreement that he would receive 30% of any profits from Part 1 of the movie, but he only received $15,000 out of the $180,000 in earnings.
“I was shocked and highly demoralized when I received N15,000 through Kelani’s manager from the sum of N180,000 we made from first sale”.
The Legendary actor said Kelani who happened to be his good friend gave him excuse that some people must share from the profit. He said the attitude of the ace cinematographer did not encourage him to do the Part 2 which is the concluding part.
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