Mo Abudu, the Nigerian filmmaker, has addressed the negative reviews trailing ‘Chief Daddy 2’, her latest movie.
Since the movie was released on January 1, it has attracted a wave of negative remarks across social media and in the press.
Some critics alluded to disjointed storylines while others condemned the movie for what they termed an “overstretched” plot.
On Friday morning, Abudu, who runs the production company Ebony Life Studios, put out a video wherein she responded to the criticism.
The filmmaker, while thanking viewers for the constructive feedback, said the company would not accept insults.
“We are aware of the mixed reactions to the release of ‘Chief Daddy 2’ on the first of January on Netflix,” she stated.
“While some enjoyed the film, others did not. I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge our Chief Daddy fans that felt some disappointment with the sequel. My goodness, we trended on social media on New Year’s Day!
“We know you love and care about the industry and for the Ebony Life brand, hence the concerns that you raised. Thank you so much for caring and for sharing your concerns. So passionately, we have heard you loud and clear.
“Over the years, we’ve been the privileged recipients of your support for our productions: ‘Fifty’, ‘The Wedding Party’, ‘The Royal Hibiscus Hotel’, ‘Your Excellency’, ‘The Governor’, ‘Castle & Castle’, ‘Oloture’, and ‘Chief Daddy 1’.
“When you express disappointment with us, please know your voices are heard. Just as we appreciate the positive feedback and reviews, we also appreciate the not-so-positive ones as they are constructive for me and my team.”
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Abudu said Ebony Life is looking to roll out more “amazing projects lined up” over the next couple of months.
“I’m pleased to inform you that we’ve expanded our team of creatives as we continue to grow and expand,” she said.
“I’m delighted to let you know that we have amazing projects lined up for you to enjoy in the coming months. I thank you for your impassioned feedback. I know that it comes from a place of pride and love for Nigerian films.
“We welcome honest and constructive feedback. What we do not welcome is insults abuse or any form of trolling. Please share your feedback respectfully, otherwise, we’ll have to restrict entry to you on our pages.”
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