Nollywood actress Eniola Badmus, in a recent Instagram post she made about her on-coming movie, ranted that some persons are using the title of her movie to promote theirs.
This made most people to have the believe she was referring to Toyin Abraham, because she was promoting her own movie too at the same time.
It seems the movies produced by the two actresses have the same theme and thrust. Abraham’s movie is titled, The Ghost and the Tout and she has been promoting it for months now. Meanwhile, Badmus’ movie is titled, Ghetto Bred, and she only started promoting it sometime after Aimakhu had been doing hers.
In the course of her (Toyin) promoting her movie, she made use of the term Ghetto Bred. Many felt that Badmus wasn’t pleased that Abraham was portraying herself as a ‘ghetto bred,’ hence her social media updates.
She had written on Instagram:
“There is no point sugar coating or stealing title…ema lo wa o (don’t come).” Shortly before that, she had written, “There can only be one ghetto bred produced by Eniola Badmus.”
However, in a chat with Sunday Scoop, Badmus denied that there was any rift between her and Abraham. She said:
“There is zero beef between me and Toyin. We are very good friends. People always read different meanings to things but it’s not always as it seems. All I am doing right now is to promote my movie and I have gotten a lot of love from colleagues.”
Explaining the concept behind the movie, Eniola said:
“I play the role of a dramatic taxi driver with the soul of a tomboy who lives in a ghetto with her educated elder brother. My character is an energetic and aggressive lady that never thought of having a boyfriend but later fell in love. The movie, which cost millions of naira, features top comedians and Nollywood actors.”