Tonto Dikeh, a politician and actress, made headlines for her assessment of the popular film Jagun Jagun.
Tonto confirmed in a statement that Jagun Jagun was the first Nigerian film she had seen in more than 10 or 12 years. She continued by saying that she was left speechless by the film.
Praising the movie cast, Tonto described the movie as phenomenal.
The mother of one, however, stressed that she doesn’t know any of the cast and crew of the movie personally as she only watched it because her international friends recommended it.
See her post below:
Femi Adebayo, others react to Tonto Dikeh’s review
The actress’ statement about not watching Nollywood movies and not knowing the cast of Jagun Jagun sparked reactions that saw Femi Adebayo defending her.
Femi Adebayo wrote:
“Thank you Tonto …guys please the word’ personally ‘ in this context means we not close hence no sentiment in her review. Pls let it be. Thank you so much. I appreciate you all..”
See other reactions below:
“Nobody asked her if she knows them personally, or if she don’t watch Nigeria movies that’s your choice. You keep them to yourself..”
“Are you kidding me? You don’t know Femi Adebayo, Odunlade Adekola, itele, and so on.”
“You don’t know anyone in the movie? Really?”
“Not watching your own country’s movie is now a flex…okay.”
“Your very first Nigerian movie watched in 10/12 years (capping) and you are happy to say it! Coming from a nollywood actress.”