Film Piracy Crippling Nollywood Profits – Actor Femi Adebayo

ByMayowa Akintoye1 Min Read

Nollywood actor, Femi Adebayo has taken to social media to express great concern about how film piracy is crippling Nollywood profits.

In his 2019 movie titled, “Survival of Jelili,” the 45-year-old special assistant to the governor of Kwara state on arts, culture, and tourism recalls a confrontation he had with a movie pirate.

In his post, he clarified that the unlawful actions of movie pirates have prevented producers and directors from realizing the full financial benefit of the film industry.

He recounted his journey and how he won a three-year court battle over copyright infringement against a big media company. Adebayo alleged that the media company used the poster and title of his 2019 film “Survival of Jelili” to promote another movie on its YouTube platform, adding that the misleading tactic diverted revenue from his film.

Adebayo commended his legal team, Bola Adebowale & Co Legal Practitioners, for their dedication and expertise throughout the film piracy case. He added that the court ultimately awarded him the sum of 25 million Naira in compensation.

See his post below:

Femi Adebayo raises concern over film piracy Femi Adebayo raises concern over film piracy

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Akintoye Mayowa is an adept writer with more than 5 years of prolific experience in writing articles ranging from entertainment, fashion, and movie reviews. He loves writing, listening to music, and watching movies. He is a highly-skilled, enthusiastic, selfmotivated professional writer.
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