Emeka Rollas, President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), has spoken out about Tonto Dikeh’s ongoing romance issue with Kpokpogri.
Rollas used his Instagram profile to advise other actors to be cautious about the relationships they enter. He claimed that the security measures were put in place to prevent them from being blackmailed by their putative lovers, who might have other plans.
The warning is in response to Tonto’s recent relationship scandal with her ex-boyfriend Kpokpogri, which resulted in the public disclosure of certain private communications.
He said: “Events of the last few days have shown that actresses are now marked for blackmail especially hinging it on the basis of relationship gone awry. But should it be a reason for publishing private conversations without consent of the other party,” the statement reads.
“We shall use this one to set example to serve as a deterrent to all other persons including bloggers presently profiling actresses for blackmail to have a rethink. We will no longer fold our hands and watch our members taken to public ridicule via invasion of privacy.”
The president also called to order those actors who called out their colleagues on social media and said they would be looking into such matters.
“We are also looking into cases where our certified members have taken to social media to call fellow member out or make statements that can bring disrepute to our Guild or cause disharmony among members.”
Rollas had recently stated unequivocally that Nollywood was not a dumping place for BBNaija evictees. Some actors were offended by this statement, and some questioned his judgment.