It seems the rift between Nollywood actresses Clarion and Ibinabo has been settled. A few weeks ago, Nollywood actress, Clarion Chukwurah, in an interview with NET, condemned the present administration of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria and revealed her intention to run for its presidency come September 2014.
Chukwurah’s outburst sparked controversy, including an open letter from the current AGN President, Ibinabo Fiberesima, who, while defending herself, went as far as calling Chukwurah ‘hysterical and attention seeking’. However, there seems to be a new twist in the story, as Encomium Weekly magazine recently reported that Chukwurah has said she isn’t running for the Presidency of the guild anymore, ‘I cannot run for AGN presidency as the guild is right now’, she reportedly said.
When our correspondent reached out to her, the 50-year-old mother of two denied making that comment, but maintained that there needs to be a change in the guild’s board of trustees, who she says are a major setback to the body’s progress. ‘I only said the structure needs an overhaul from the board of trustees down before a commerce driven programme can work as the guild has become politicized‘, Chukwurah said, somewhat cancelling out any intention to run for the AGN’s number spot.culled