Nigerian Sound editior, Kolade Morakinyo has called out Nollywood stars Funke Akindele-Bello and JJC Skillz for not crediting him for the sound editing and design of their hit film ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga’.
Morakinyo revealed that he and his team were not credited for the sound design AMVCA nomination or for the version released in cinemas and Netflix despite working on an intense and short schedule days to the film’s premiere.
“Good morning Twitter, my name is Kolade Morakinyo. I’m an award winning Sound designer/editor and I’ve worked on over 10 A-list Movies. In October 2021, I was contacted by JJC Skillz/Funke Akindele to work on Omo Ghetto the Saga. This project came to us super late so my team and I spent so many sleepless nights trying to deliver,”
“Even though the delivery format we required for our work was messed up by their Picture Editor and I had to work from Amen Estate residence to resolve this issue. We finished the project, sent to the cinemas and got beautiful reviews about the sound production of the movie. Please see below feedback from JJC himself,” he wrote, attaching a video to the tweet.
The top sound editor continued,
“3 days ago, the AMVCA announced its nominees and to my utter shock, my name wasn’t t.. I discovered I’d been replaced with someone that I later learnt only did the film score (read as soundtrack). I immediately reach out to JJC and he claimed this was an oversight and sent his apologies. He also claimed he’d sent an email to AMVCA to rectify this error.”
“However, nothing has been fixed. As at this time, nobody is giving me any concrete information. Puffy Tee who is wrongly credited is enjoying all the attention from my hours of work and sweat.”(sic)
Morakinyo also recorded his displeasure vocally on a Twitter space tagged ‘Horrible bosses in Nollywood.’ The space was hosted by Shockng.
At the time of this report, the Bellos are yet to respond. They have also not made any move to rectify the issues raised against them. This is following another accusation of exploitation and bad work ethics. In 2020, a screenwriter Cassandra Owolabi accused Funke Akindele of verbal assault and horrible working conditions.
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