Veteran filmmaker, Tunde Kelani has been embroiled in a feud with fellow veteran Baba Wande with the latter accusing him of defrauding him over the returns from legendary Yoruba movie, ‘Ti Oluwa nile’ which was a big hit back in the day.
The director of Saworoide and Agogo Ewo, said he never defrauded Baba Wande and that the film didn’t make as much money as some have reported.
He said; “He was not accusing me; I think he was stating his own case and complaining about a project that happened over 20 years ago. I think he is not saying that I didn’t pay him; he is probably the Yoruba race. I don’t know who is older; he would be probably older than me, because I just turned 70. I don’t expect him to be saying all that on the pages of a newspaper.
“I cannot do that, because I will be insulting the institutions of our traditional rulers and all eminent Nigerians. I think it is a very simple case that can be resolved. He is also not bothered what I went through when all my works, including the films were pirated. I almost died when it happened. It pains me a lot anytime Baba Wande refers to that issue. I have various pirated copies of my works in my Lagos office. I would say that he is entitled to his opinion on the things he said about me.
“Meanwhile, I have not said anything bad about him; not to talk of doing it in the public. There is nothing to>>>>settle; if people are interested, fine, not me. I have many challenges. I am pained because all my films have been>>>pirated. He could not imagine what happened to me.”