“Jonathan treated us like school-children, hosting us as if they were hosting birthday parties for kids” – Saheed Balogun

When it comes to acting and film-making, veteran Yoruba actor, Saheed Balogun has weathered the storm, swam the sea and probably knows every neck of the wood of . So, when he speaks, he is to be taken seriously…

In a recent chat with Potpourri (Vanguard), the actor/producer took a swipe at President Jonathan’s erstwhile government, for not doing what he ought to do for the film industry. He said the former president romanced the industry practitioners for all the wrong reasons. “There was a time I produced a movie, and it was pirated within days. It’s like the pirates have their own copies.

We’re still looking to find who leaked it, but we don’t know yet. I lost over N15 million on that project. I’m still motivated to do more because it’s my dream. Soon, change will come to this country. Goodluck Jonathan treated entertainers like school-children. The last government was hosting us (Nollywood) as if they were hosting birthday parties for kids.

For one day, they never thought it fit to beg senators and members of the House of Representatives to pass appropriate laws on piracy” he said. “ I am seizing this opportunity to beg the new senators and House members who are in the committee in charge of culture to please pass relevant bills on entertainment. That is what they are elected to do, not to be shouting and jumping fence like they did the last time.”

 

 

About Don Saint

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5 Responses to ““Jonathan treated us like school-children, hosting us as if they were hosting birthday parties for kids” – Saheed Balogun”

  1. You invited him and he honor the invitation, and you have a hand check with Mr president, and you are not happy, you re an ingrate

  2. Balogun can u tell me one single ex-president that took the actor/actress close to him ,can u tell me if they will allow u smell aso rock but a lot u entered there becos of president GEJ. You are such an ungrateful man. No wonder u broke up wit ur wife cos d way u talked here u sound like a school boy. I still don’t understand why some people talk so carelessly. U want d piracy to stop but among urselves in d movie industry u people have been d one pirating movies. Block head. U said change has come,do u think buhari have ur people time? Senseless talks from a man who can not forgive his wife.

  3. ungrateful fools!!!!!!!!

  4. lol, na now una know, becos he no win abi?

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