Canada-based writer Jude Idada has accused Nollywood producer, director and actor, Omoni Oboli of copying his script for her new film, Okafor’s Law which is set to make its world debut at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Idada told TNS that Omoni’s 2014 Being Mrs Elliot is also an idea she lifted directly from him without giving him due credit.
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I stand with Jude Idada a zillion percent on this. He is one of the few Nigerian "unsung heroes" when it comes to thorough scriptwriting and directing. His storytelling will literally hold you spellbound; I couldn't resist collaborating with him on a couple of projects. You have NO RIGHT to plagiarise his scripts or anyone else's for that matter and then go ahead to make yourself famous with them without giving him any acknowledgement. Barawo! That is EVIL and SELFISH. You underestimate a very intelligent man who knows how to invoke the full dose of "Okafor's Law" (pun intended) on you and ensure that "Mrs Elliott" (pun intended again) is duely divorced. Cases like these make me miss Efere Ozako even more. I still do not know an entertainment lawyer as good as he was. God is not asleep. #IStandWithJudeIdada#GiveHonourToWhomIsDue
*I hope Omoni will respond to this allegation through her PR..I am one of her die hard fans and feel sad that she is being called out.....This is bad for her business!