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Mo Abudu Is Angry

Ebonylife boss, Mo Abudu is very angry and has opened up on the accusations of copyright infringement by Tobore Ovourie over ‘Oloture’ movie.

She said; “EbonyLife paid Premium times for the movie and also offered Tobore 5% out of cinema money for her contribution as a writer.”

“Premium times said she cannot lay claim to the project, only Sam chronicles can claim copyright to the report, we do not take kindly to those saying otherwise.”

“We dare not make a film without addressing rights and paying for them.”

“In May 2019, we reached out to Tobore and granted her a private screening and offered her 5% of our cinema rights to go to her NGO. ‘Oloture’ was an important movie but due to COVID-19 we could not release it.”

“A day after Oloture was released on Netflix in October 2020, Tobore sent us a message and made accusations making demands and threatening us.”

“A month after Oloture was launched we got a letter from her lawyer demanding a whooping sum of N2.5bn which is not what we signed up for.”

“We knew we did not infringe on her rights we settled all that before the movie. Her demands have become threatening, blackmailing.”

“My relationship with Tobore immediately changed after the growing popularity of Oloture on Netflix.”

“Let me state for the record ‘Oloture’ is a story inspired by true events involving situations created by script writers , several parts of the films were created however some parts were similar to Tobore’s life which is why she and premium times were given credits.”

“Tobore’s experience is what most ladies experience due to trafficking worldwide. I stand for integrity, we did not exploit Tobore and would not be intimidated but fight in court if necessary.”

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