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Nollywood Film Business: (Audio) Annie MaCaulay-Idibia Denies Outrageous ‘Girls in the Mood’ Poster #FalseAdvertising

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Happy Friday AML People.

I hope your week was good.

I am blessed and believe you all are too. Thank God, more than anything else, for all the great things in your lives and choose to always see the positive side of things, regardless of how hard that can be sometimes.

I will leave you all with this interesting interview by one of Nigeria’s leading radio station, Inspiration FM. The interviewee is TuFace Idibia’s wife, Annie MaCaulay-Idibia. Annie who is also a Nollywood actress explains the false advertising and use of her image in a movie called ‘Girls in the Mood.’ She also covers other topics i.e. marriage, staying with TuFace etc.

I am stunned at the fact that Nigerians in the entertainment industry just sit back and let others not only commercially exploit their hardwork and image, but also cause this kind of bad reputation through use of their image/likeness. Incredible.

We are so concerned about the bad reputation or mixing up of facts by bloggers, the public and media, we don’t see the bigger picture. Why hasn’t a lawsuit been filed to protect this woman now and in future? You’ve got copies of this product circulating across the nation and in other African markets and she has not bothered to do something about this kind of poster? Incredible.

How can someone get away with showing a married woman dropping her panties on a nationwide poster that she never consented to? I am stunned.

Even Rihanna with all her so called bad girl antics, did not take it lying down when UK’s Topshop sold her image without permission. The image in that situation was controversial free, how much more a situation like this?

We need to get past our hiccups and society hangups and begin addressing the business of entertainment the way it ought to be addressed.

Have a great weekend, stay safe and I will catch you all soon.

Cheers,
Uduak

Girls in The Mood Annie Idibia

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AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law blog and podcast show by Fashion and Entertainment Lawyer Ms. Uduak Oduok empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

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