Movie director- recently turned social ranter, Charles Novia and actress, Foluke Daramola have had a spat.
It was more of a worded face-off.
There were two sides- President Goodluck Jonathan and General
Muhammadu Buhari, Charles for the former while Foluke was for the
It all started when Charles stated on the Naijahottest social
platform that 99% of entertainers are in support of President Goodluck
Jonathan’s second term bid. In reaction to the statement, Foluke said it
could not be unless Charles was making up figure in mere fantasy.
“When artistes collectively endorse a person or join hands in the
majority to support a cause, the Heavens listen and join. Those within
the fold who leave the line make their choices and Freudian slips. They
become tragic heroes or comic villains. I respect the choices the 1% on
the other side of the divide have made but when it comes to GEJ, the
entertainment sector is fully in the majority in support of him” Charles
Novia threw the first shot.
Foluke responded in a counter attack saying:
“You are obviously wrong with that maybe that’s a figment of your
imagination. You can’t make collective statement on behalf of everyone.
On the contrary, many of us voluntarily support Buhari. In the time of
OBJ we knew how he favoured artistes even without him giving us a dime
but in GEJ’s time, all of us are being wooed by appointments, money and
recognition in Aso Rock. A lot of us feel we need someone that would
teach us how to fish, not one that would always give us fish. True value
can never be bought with money. So, Mr Charles Novia don’t make
collective statement because people like us that have values don’t take
But Charles Novia had the last say when he threw the next punch saying:
“Daramola, obviously you are part of the 1%. My points on the subject
suffices. Is it an old man who has 150 cows as an asset who will teach
you how to fish in his old age? Sorry o. Many of us will stick to the
tested fisherman from Otueke who knows how to catch fish and can teach
Ding-Ding! Oh no! the bell goes off.
Who do you think won the battle?