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Don Pedro calls Rita Dominic to order

Don Pedro calls Rita Dominic to order

Top notch Nollywood filmmaker and seasoned lecturer, Don Pedro Obaseki has stylishly called actress Rita Dominic to order after she took a swipe at movie producers in the industry.

In an open letter to the Nollywood actress who caused an uproar when she took to social media to say that not all Nollywood movies should be taken to the cinemas, Don Pedro advised Rita Dominic not to waste her effort on ego-tripping.

In her post on Instagram, Rita Dominic wrote thus; “Let the quality of work match the hype!! Nollywood! Not every movie should be in the cinemas.”

In his reaction to Rita Dominic’s post on Instagram, Don Pedro penned a lengthy open letter, telling the actress that humility is a virtue, and caution isn’t cowardice!

AN APPEAL TO #RITA_DOMINIC – From Don Pedro Obaseki

“My dear star, sister & colleague’, Rita Nwaturocha (aka Rita Dominic & once upon a time, Rita Lamb), I’ve had the inglorious privilege of reading about your “Table Shakings” and the reactions they’ve elicited.

“Ma, humility is a virtue, and caution ain’t cowardice! I remember a few times around 2003-2006, when you used to “sweat” at Chico’s in Bank Olemoh, roaming from one set to the other, while recording TWO or THREE movies at the same Time!

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“Don’t be like Chichidodo, the proverbial Ghanaian bird in Ayi kwe Armah’s novel. Chichidodo was the bird that hated shit, but feeds only on the maggots from Shit.

“Please dearie. Leave that Table alone. It is fragile and you are right atop it dressed in your Sunday Best! But the table floats on the Lagoon of filth and jaded black trash. You may slip headlong into the murky lagoon, and because you’ve maligned all that may be willing to lend you a helping hand, you may be left to drown with no one to help pull you ashore.

“Life is a trickster. Let it not prank you. Learn that there’s nobility in humility. No be beans, my dear. As a free-spirited “young man”, I offer this “small advice”, albeit with NO PREJUDICES. Your journey from Choba & Delta Park in Uniport to where you are now is worthy of commendation. Don’t waste it on an ego-tripping,” he wrote.

Recall two months ago that the seasoned filmmaker and director who once contested but failed to become the governor of Edo State in 2016 called on the NBC to ban Olamide’s recent single titled ‘Science Student’.

In a video posted on social media, Obaseki said the viral song jointly produced by Young Jonn & B.Banks which seemingly promotes the abuse of hard drugs and substances in the name of dance and music must not be allowed to hit the airwaves.

 

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