”Area boys in Lagos state make shooting movies a difficult experience”- Actress, Omoni Oboli laments
By Patricia Uyeh
Nollywood actress and film maker, Omoni Oboli is fed up with being harassed by area boys a.k.a Agberos According to the mother of three, the area boys have made shooting movies unpleasant with their continuous demand for financial settlements and harassment.
She also called on the Lagos State government to look into the matter as bonafide tax paying citizen. After posting a video showing the drama between filmmakers and the area boys, she wrote:
”#CurrentSituation I am totally fed up! Shooting in Lagos State is such a difficult experience. I’ve been settling area boys everyday yet they still fight us. The other day, they broke a bottle to stab my crew and seized my van key. You have to settle different factions. I’m a tax paying citizen of Lagos State. As filmmakers, we pay taxes even on a loss. Na beg we dey beg o @akinwunmiambode help us. We are fed up!!! So many people are getting paid on this set. We are bringing commerce and boosting the economy. Pls help!!! My money is not for area boys! They think it’s their birthright! It’s indeed very sad! ‘‘
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