Nigerian actress and filmmaker, Ruth Kadiri has accused Lagos State Government, Nigerian media mogul, Mo Abudu, and others of “overlooking” her for an award at the Eko Star Film & TV Awards.
The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism and Culture in collaboration with EbonyLife Place, organized the Eko Star Film & TV Awards, to honour talented female pioneers who made significant contributions in the Nigerian film industry.
The event had many Nigerian celebrities in attendance, and a number of female celebrities were honoured with awards, including Nancy Isime, Kate Henshaw, Toyin Abraham, Osas Ighodaro, Omoni Oboli, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde.
However, popular actress, Ruth Kadiri did not receive any award and she took to Instagram to call out the organizers, accusing them of overlooking her.
According to her, she wasn’t given any award, despite her efforts, because she doesn’t belong to any clique in the industry.
In her words,
“I am a film maker. I am a woman. I am a hardworking woman. I have faced the struggles every woman/filmmaker has faced. Did my name at any point pop up yes. But because I do not belong to a click (sic). Yet again I have been overlooked.
“I will not be pressured. I will keep working hard. @lagosstategovt @moabudu @ijayonah @nifsummit thanks for overlooking me and congrats to everyone who got recognized. the film industry is controlled by women, so if you’re going to do it, do it right or don’t do it at all.”
See her post below,