Sunday, 14 February 2016

Ti Oluwa Nile Movie Controversy: Oyin Adejobi’s eldest wife, Mama Oshogbo reacts | Says “I don’t trust Baba Wande”


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Mama Osogbo
The breaking of the story of a cold war between veteran actor and Nollywood titan, Alhaji Kareem Adepoju aka Baba Wande and his former master, Late Baba Oyin Adejobi’s family over the right to the story of the famous movie TI OLUWA NILE took a new turn this week as the eldest wife of the late actor, Madam Grace Oyin Adejobi aka Mama Oshogbo spoke to Africa’s number 1 Celebrity Encounter blog, Asabeafrika from her, Ibadan, Oyo state base. The Matriarch of the Oyin Adejobi dynasty who is in her early 80s buttressed some of the fears raised by one of her sons, Prince Bola Oyin Adejobi during an encounter with this blog last week.

The crush of the matter is centered on an epic movie OROGUN ADEDIGBA which is said to be the original story of the birth and death of Baba Oyin Adejobi and which was produced in his life time. The story is said to have been re-produced by a very close assistant of the late actor in conjunction with a Lagos based marketer without the consent of the family and it was about to be produced when the family stumbled on the promo in Lagos. On the poster of the promotional item is the picture of Chief KareemAdepoju aka Baba Wande a manager of 25 years with the late Oyin Adejobi theatre group. Of course, it appears that Baba Wande is the first suspect but when Baba Wande equally spoke to this blog last week, he denied  being the one behind the reproduction of his late boss’ movie despite the fact that his face appeared on the poster. Last week, one of the scions of the Oyin Adejobi dynasty also shared his opinion with Asabeafrika over the real owner of TI OLUWA NILE a movie produced by Baba Wande in 1995 but alleged to have been originally written by Baba Oyin Adejobi.
The Octogenarian Mama Oshogbo opened up to Asabeafrika last Tuesday afternoon on what transpired between her family and the suspected producers of her husband’s story-OROGUN ADEDIGBA. We also obtained a secret chat between Mama and one of her sons on how several movies belonging to her late husband were stolen by a famous veteran actor (Name Withheld) This interview will shed more lights on the nature of the crisis. Enjoy!. 

Poster of the New Orogun Adedigba Movie that some fraudsters are trying to release without informing the family
Mama good day to you ma?
Good day my son, what can I do for you?
We learnt you are aware of the story of Orogun Adedigba by your late husband, Oyin Adejobi  which is about to be re-released. We want to know if the family is aware of the story.
We are not aware of the story; nobody informed us that my husband’s story is coming out. I can tell you that. In fact, I was informed by my son in Lagos and I have informed all the top actors in Lagos about this development. I have called top actors that they should not let me suffer. The story is of my husband’s life and I don’t know why someone will be bold enough to steal such a story from us and even attempt to reproduce it.

Mama Oshogbo to Asabeafrika...'People treated us bad because they feel we dont have people to fight for us'

Alhaji Kareem Adepoju aka Baba Wande
Yes we are aware and that is why we are calling you to find out?
Yes, our family has continuously suffered this kind of humiliation, this is not the first time someone is stealing my husband’s story and I want to appeal to Nigerians to help me beg the person behind this stealing and re-production of my husband’s stories to stop this act.
We learnt they equally stole Oduduwa and Ti Oluwa Nile from your husband?
Yes, you are right. They have been stealing his stories and re-producing even when he was alive.

“Didn’t Kareem told you that he is the author of the film, so, let it be; He was my husband’s adopted son for many years and he knew the in and out of his master. But I am particular about Orogun Adedigba, except they want to re-produce the story totally. They just want to punish a widow, because that story cannot be done without my husband’s input”
Late Baba, Pa Oyin Adejobi

Are you aware of that of Ti Oluwa Nile?
I don’t want to talk about the other ones but Orogun Adedigba is the real story of my husband’s life. I am pained because it is the real life story of my husband’s birth and life and I feel the person doing this is just being wicked to this family. Please, kindly help us broadcast it out. Please.
We saw the Poster with the picture of Baba Wande and two female actresses on it?
We have asked Baba Wande, we asked him how it happened, we asked him why this is happening and he said he knows nothing about it. I also called some top actors and we plead they should intervene and never let Oyin Adejobi’s family suffer for nothing. He has children and he equally has people that rely on his good works.

The Late Baba Oyin Adejobi on the stage of the play Orogun Adedigba in the 70s'

It is not even good for a widow to suffer?
Thank you my brother, Orogun Adedigba is the story of the life of my husband, it is not a fiction. Please, kindly help me ooo, they punished my husband unto death and now, they are going to punish me as well. 

“Well, anyone that is doing good, good will follow him but anyone that is evil, evil will follow him.  I am not going to talk, but if the person releases Orogun Adedigba, I will broadcast it everywhere and I won’t rest. Even the government will be involved”

Like how many of his stories can you recollect that has been stolen?
I wouldn’t know the number but what I want to say in essence is that my husband was not born handicapped and that is the real story of Orogun-Adedigba. He was not born handicap; he was born healthy and was paralyzed at age 7. I don’t know who want to incur wrath upon himself that all he can do now is to steal my husband’s story. It is a pity.
Bola Oyin-Adejobi
They said even Ti Oluwa Nile was one of your husband’s stolen stories, how true?
Well, Kareem (Baba Wande) is also one of our bosses and a son to my husband, so we can leave him to his assertion but Orogun Adedigba unlike Ti Oluwa Nile which is a fiction, is the real story of my husband’s life, how he was born and raised in a hostile environment. Please, kindly help me tell the world that this movie Orogun-Adedigba is owned by my late husband. It is the real story of his life and nobody has taken any permission to re-produce the work from the family. It is just something done by some frivolous people who have access to my husband’s library.
Bola Oyin Adejobi Mr. Gaskiya
We called Baba Wande and he said he was not in the movie and that it could be a fake one?
There is no fake Orogun Adedigba, the name and story is same. I have called Dele Odule and Prince JideKosoko that they should watch out and help me look out for whoever is behind the production because this is pure cheating. I have left the rest to them.
So, what are you going to say about Ti Oluwa Nile which is also alleged to be a story written by your late husband?
Didn’t Kareem told you that he is the author of the film, so, let it be; He was my husband’s adopted son for many years and he knew the in and out of his master. But I am particular about Orogun Adedigba, except they want to re-produce the story totally. They just want to punish a widow, because that story cannot be done without my husband’s input. And I know they will suffer for it. The person will have to pray to also become a handicapped.

Mama Oshogbo to Asabeafrika...'Orogun Adedigba is my husband's true life story'

We also learnt they stole one Oduduwa at a time?
Not just Oduduwa, they even stole Moremi and many others. Moremi and Oduduwa were given to my husband by the Ooni of Ife; we have even forgotten those experiences but this Orogun Adedigba, we won’t take it lightly. Please, kindly help me and I pray God won’t punish you. May God help you, too.
Learnt Baba Wande was a servant to your husband?
Well, anyone that is doing good, good will follow him but anyone that is evil, evil will follow him.  I am not going to talk, but if the person releases Orogun Adedigba, I will broadcast it everywhere and I won’t rest. Even the government will be involved. If they think they can be mischievous, we will let them know we serve a powerful God.

“The people who want to now release his movie should pray that God should turn them into a handicap. That God should also make him see the mystery Oyin Adejobi went through. Or is it the happiness of a parent that his child should be handicap?.  They cheated him and treated him according to his inability but they have seen our own, their own is coming soon”.

Baba Wande said he didn’t know about it that they only used his picture wrongly?
Well, if that is what he said, we will leave all to God. Kareem (Baba Wande) came to my husband as a small boy. My husband adopted him and raised him like a son.  Please, they should not release Orogun Adedigba because the kind of punishment they did to my husband that is what they are doing to me and his family now.

Mama Oshogbo to Asabeafrika...'I dont trust Baba Wande'

Do you believe that Baba Wande does not know about the new film, Orogun Adedigba especially with his picture that is on the banner?
That is a great question, so how did his picture appear on the poster without his knowledge?. I don’t believe him, I refuse to believe.  Because it is like adding unto my mystery, and I didn’t beg from them since the day my husband passed away. The grace of God has fed me all these years. But if someone says he is going to punish me on my toil, God will punish the person. Baba Wande is not the first man to manage my husband’s theatre group. My husband started his practice in Lagos. We have over six people who have acted as manager before Baba Wande became one. Kuye in Ile Ife is one of my husband’s managers, we have several people that have acted as his manager but Kareem was the longest serving manager; I have not seen this kind of thing inmy life ooo.

Mama Oshogbo with Opa Williams

Baba Wande is from Oshogbo?
We are both from Oshogbo, those who are not Oshogbo didn’t cheat me. My husband was a peaceful man. The people who want to now release his movie should pray that God should turn them into a handicap. That God should also make him see the mystery Oyin Adejobi went through. Or is it the happiness of a parent that his child should be handicap?.  They cheated him and treated him according to his inability but they have seen our own, their own is coming soon. Nemesis will surely visit them and because God does not support cheating, they will face their own waterloo soon. God will reward everyone according to his own work.
Iya Oshogbo and Dele Odule
So, in a nutshell, you didn’t know about Orogun Adedigba?
My son, the family is not aware and they must not release the film because nobody authorized them to do so.  I pray evil will not befall you and your family. Thanks for calling to find out.

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