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”Chioma Akpotha lacks moral foundation”- Comedian , Tony One Week

By Patricia Uyeh
 More drama seems to be unfolding after Tinsel actor, Gideon Okeke criticised another actor, Chiwetalu Agu for using vulgar words in movies. He even called on the National Film and Video Censors Board( NFVCB) to do their job relating to movies the actor acts in.
Now, comedian and musician, Tony One Week has come to Gideon’s defence. This coming after Nollywood actress, Chioma Akpotha called out Gideon for his remark saying that he lacked respect and it was none of his business.
On Instagram , Tony One Week weighed on the issue saying that anyone in support of vulgarity in movies lacks moral foundation.  Here is his take:
Like Chief Zebrudaya will say “Fafafaaaaa…. Fowl”. I read that Gideon condemned Chiwetalu Agu’s vulgarity in movies and actress Chioma rebuked Gideon. And I ask: For what? The young man simply stated the very obvious. Famous actor Chiwetalu Agu’s lines can be very irritating. Truth be told. The guy can talk nonsense.
And overtime, his nonsense has moved from being funny to annoyingly irresponsible. It’s high time someone told him that he is no longer funny. How can u say a vulgar word or sentence and repeat it from the beginning to the end of the movie every time u appear? A movie ideally should have a positive message even as it entertains. What is educative about vulgar statements? Is the intention to corrupt or destroy? I support Gideon 100%.
Agu should be more responsible abeg. Does he have children? D guy is is a good actor but in recent times too unnecessarily vulgar bro. Can I forget “Igwe ejee nga”?. That’s vintage Ogwu in Taboo speaking clean but very apt and entertaining. What he says these days are almost demonic. The worst is the repetition. Must every uselessly vulgar line be repeated like three four times in a scene and then in all the scenes he appears in a movie. Haba. I blame producers for d repetition.
”Most of our movies these days are scriptless. No script. No story. That’s why every actor says what he likes in d name of comedy. And to think they believe they are making us happy when they actually make us angry most times? Honestly, anyone who supports Chiwetalu Agu’s persistent use of vulgar language has little or no moral foundation.
”Who is talking about censorship here? Are movies censored in Nigeria? How do they regulate who buys the DVDs meant for adults when children sell them? Common… everybody watches everything jare. ‘Nwoke na akoghelizi akogheli’ (meaning Chiwetalu Agu talks anyhow) and it ain’t funny any more than it’s destructive.
”Our movie producers must upgrade to using proper solid stories to sell movies and not vulgar repetitive sentences. Up Gideon. Down Chioma. I respect Chioma’s person and I am shocked that a mother like her will condemn Gideon for condemning the unguarded immorality being unleashed on society by Chiwetalu Agu. #Moralityiskey”

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