A sound editor, Kolade Morakinyo, has accused Funke Akindele Bello and her husband, JJC Skillz, of not giving him credit in their hit movie ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga’.
Recall that ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga’ was nominated in nine categories for the AMVCA 2022 awards; however, the sound editor in a tweet stated that after being contacted by JJC skills to be a part of the movie project, he accepted and gave it his best despite all the challenges he faced only to discover that someone else is taking the credit for his works.
Morakinyo said; “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, I had to work from Amen Estate residence to resolve this issue. We finished the project, sent it to the cinemas and got beautiful reviews about the sound production of the movie. Please see below feedback from JJC himself (attach video).
Three days ago, the AMVCA announced its nominees and to my utter shock, my name wasn’t there. I discovered I’d been replaced with someone that I later learnt only did the film score (read as the soundtrack). I immediately reached 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 and Puffy Tee, who was wrongly credited, is enjoying all the attention from my hours of work and sweat”.
Funke Akindele and her husband are yet to react to the allegations.