“All dis one na fraud and cheating” — Angry Ijebu don call out AMVCA:

Popular Yoruba Nollywood actor Olatayo Amokade, wey una know as Ijebu, don go hin social media to express hin dissatisfaction with the organizers of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA), hin talk say Dem do fraudulent practices for the selection of award winners.

For the video wey don go viral, Ijebu dey chant “ojoro,” wey translates to “fraud” in English, wey hin don direct at the recently concluded award show.

Although Ijebu no mention AMVCA, he don hint at the awards by mentioning the absence of recognition for Femi Adebayo’s movies, wey suggest say them dey overlooked.

He don express hin disappointment say Femi Adebayo’s latest film, ‘Ageshinkole’ in particular, no receive any accolades during the event.

The video don spark  range of reactions from fans and industry observers.

Some individuals don agree with Ijebu’s allegations of foul play, while others don argue say Femi Adebayo’s movie, “Ageshinloke,” no gather enough votes to secure an award at the AMVCA.


One social media user, Fadekemi don write;

"What about Kunle Remi and Ibrahim Chata that was not even nominated? Too bad”.

Another user, Omoolamubo added;

“U can’t say is Ojoro fully bcos award is not really about personality or being a popular actor is about interpretation of the characters in the particular movie example best actor was given to Tobi where chidi mokeme and other top legendary actors are in the same category (2) same in music everyone knows Tiwa is most popular female musician in Nigeria yet Tems got Grammy before bcos of 1 song ,so bro sometimes let put personal interest aside and see things from the true angle”

Essy Gold, another user commented;

“Did you guys vote your own? Until y’all start uniting and doing things in unity it’ll continue to look like ojoro to y’all. I’m sure some of your Yoruba molly people voted the winner. Ẹnu nìkan ni gbogbo yín ni bìtì ajakara, you don’t support one another“.

On the other hand, a user named Ashabi wrote;

Award should be score by a filmmaker not a film watcher , looking at characters interpretation, flexibility and energy , Ageshinkole is far better than that particular movie Dey compare it with gan”

Responding to the debate, Oritse Kemi added;

“Bro don’t compare Anikulapo to any movie pls no movies stand Anikulapo almost everyone in Nigeria watch it Agesinkule is Yoruba how many Igbo or Hausas hear Yoruba”

The allegations wey Ijebu don raise, don raise discussion about the transparency and fairness for the AMVCA awards, and fans too dey express diverse opinions on the matter.

As the controversy dey unfolds, we never no fit  the AMVCA organizers go address the concerns wey  the Nollywood actor don raise and whether Dem go take step to ensure a more inclusive and unbiased selection process in future editions of the prestigious award ceremony.