Mo Abudu, the Chief Executive Officer of EbonyLife Films, has responded to copyright infringement allegations levelled against her by Tobore Mit-Ovuorie.
Multiple award-winning journalist Tobore Mit-Ovuorie, had called out Mo Abudu for allegedly using her work without giving her due credit.
Weeks after October 2, 2020, Netflix global release of ‘Oloture’, Journalist, Tobore Mit-Ovuorie took to Twitter with shocking revelations.
In a video sighted by LailasNews, the journalist can be seen stating that the movie is her work and life experience, and wondered why she wasn’t given due credit for it.
Mo Abudu has expressly denied the claims stating that Oloture is a work of fiction and was inspired by a variety of true events.
In the video released on her Instagram page, she acknowledged that before the release of Oloture, Tobore was duly notified and was given a private screening. Additionally, Tobore was promised five percent of the films’ gains.
After an earlier official statement, Mo Abudu wrote on Instagram;
”Good morning, I would like to take a few minutes of your time today to shed some light on the recent allegations of copyright infringement made by investigative reporter Tobore Ovuorie against EbonyLife Films in relation to Oloture (the movie).
”Please note that this recording is made available to all for information purposes only and we will therefore not be making comments or answering questions on this video release.
”I also stand as a mentor to so many young girls and ladies, I never want to disappoint any of you, so again, I did this to give you all an understanding of the situation. Thank you for taking the time to listen.