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New Nollywood vs Old Nollywood? Chioma Akpotha calls out Gideon Okeke for Criticizing Chiwetalu Agu



Nollywood Actor Gideon Okeke took to his Instagram page to criticize Nollywood veteran Chiwetalu Agwu for his use of vulgarities in movies, saying it was being used too much and it isn’t funny anymore.

Gideon emphasized on the fact that children had access to his films and said that the film and censors board and movie channels need to rate films appropriately.

Well, this did not sit well with actress Chioma Akpotha as she in turn called Gideon out and accused him of being disrespectful, saying how dare he insult an older talent on social media. She went further to say the “new generation” actors lacked morals.


  1. Truth

    January 13, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Gideon Okeke is absolutely correct! What kind of generation- Old or New accepts vulgarity as the norm? Do the old generation think of the new or unborn generation. We should critically examine our values and not sacrifice it in the guise of entertainment. Children watch and see these videos and subliminal and clear messages are passed. There are reasons why films are classified PG, 13.18 and some not shown before watershed i.e 9pm in England for instance. Some of these movies are shown in daytime on TV and even adults at home watch them with considering that children can view these things. It’s imperativeas adults to exercise due caution in producing and even watching these movies.

    • Cutieylicious

      January 13, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      Is Chioma’s approach any different from Gideon’s? Funny thing is when I saw this story, People that understand ibo said the same thing about Chiwetalu”s words! Anyways there are better ways to address such issues. See Chioma that insulted Muma Gee on National Tv (ultimate search) is still talking about respect! Its always the disrespectful ones that clamour for respect.

    • Felinda

      January 13, 2017 at 4:32 pm

      chioma has always been a b**ch, dont let her angeli characters fool you

    • nene+

      January 13, 2017 at 7:44 pm

      Chinwetalagu vulgarity became worse these few year. His exclamations! Things I can’t even type here. At a point I tot it’s either this talented actor is a peadophil or a serial adulterer. Forgive me but very decent people know valgarity is not very decent.

    • Emirates

      January 14, 2017 at 1:33 am

      AAs in ah!!! She insulted the life out of muma gee it was too annoying! She should just go and take several seats.

    • naya

      January 13, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      Ohh plss, in dis scenario it is clearly disrespect
      #1. They are both colleagues, If he had a problem with his use of words, there is a regulatory board for that, he should av reported there instead of writing dat on his IG page where Agu might not even see it just cos he wants to trend and use to advertise his next movie fractures.
      #2. The younger generation (kids) he is advocating for, are moved faster by what they see than what they hear, so if he stops the sexual and violent scenes, I just might listen to his point
      #3. Hollywood movies av a lot of curse words, violent and sexual scenes and yet all our young ones are engrossed with it from spartacus to game of thrones etc, you really think it is chiwetalu “vulgarity” dat will corrupt them……… I laugh in Spanish
      #4. Most of his movies av Pg warning, so parents should control them
      #5. In other words Gideon, you can STFU

    • Pat

      January 13, 2017 at 5:48 pm

      True, i am a fan of his so I watch his movies and have noticed d samething Gideon mentioned. I kind of cringe when he uses such terms in movies

    • TO Gideon, whoever u are!

      January 15, 2017 at 11:06 pm

      I understand that this Gideon KISSS AND SMUTCHES in his own movies …. If this is true [as I never heard of him] THEN THAT MAKES HIM A HYPOCRITE***

  2. Joy

    January 13, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Chioma is very very very silly.

    • Iris

      January 14, 2017 at 7:49 am

      You’ve just summed it up nicely. There’s no need to waste any more time. They are doing elder on top film making again?

  3. Miranda

    January 13, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Chioma needs to take a seat please. She’s not raising any valid points. This right here is part of the problem we have in Nigeria, reverse ageism. Rather than actually respond to the issue of his vulgarity, she brings up “respect for older people and morals”. No ma’am, that is not the issue at hand, so don’t come here and reprimand a man who shared his opinion for being disrespectful. If she removed this issue of respect from her response, then she would have no argument. Is Chiwetal excessively vulgar, yes or no? Can children who watch his videos be influence by his vulgarity, yes or no? Without doubt, Chiwetal is a great actor and there are many other ways she could have responded that would not involve resorting to low blows like “small children and new generation”.

  4. Edung anne

    January 13, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Respect is recipocal if you need to correct any1 not on public forum you can have a 1 to 1 talk and not throwing insult in public dt a big slap,to an elderly person MR too know

  5. #WhatDoIKnow

    January 13, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Aunty, pls I think you over-reacted biko… Bros never insulted Uncle Agu. His message is clearly directed at NFVCB and Directors/Producers. There is no doubt that Uncle Agu has demonstrated a lot of talent over the years since his debut in “”Taboo”” in 1994 abi 1995 and I am a fan of his anyday, anytime. However, he needs to tone down the vulgar expressions. maka “”Igwe ijekwo nga…””


    January 13, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Don’t even get what she means, so cause some1 is an elder/older, you should not correct the person cos of respect? I am lost!!! Can your children watch Chiwetalu? Is it vulgar? As an elder/older gentleman is it language he should indulge in? Then what is this older vs younger thing that you are on about? I actually thought that she will come at it from the script writer as Chiwetalu is acting according to a script so those people should be checked. But saying young actors lack morals and he should not talk to a veteran in the field is total rubbish.

  7. ikenna

    January 13, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Gideon okeke and his supporters are all fools and ingrents

    • Date

      January 13, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      It’s “ingrate” fool!

    • Curious

      January 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      What’s the definition of ingrents

    • Jade

      January 13, 2017 at 2:39 pm

      Why don’t you go and learn how to spell properly first and then come back to throw insults???

    • Nationalsquirrel

      January 13, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      You’re a PIece of mensis

    • #Proudnigerian

      January 13, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      Really! ! Ahn ahn

    • o

      January 13, 2017 at 10:40 pm


  8. Asa

    January 13, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    I have only ever seen Gideon’s acting skills on Tinsel! Not seen him in any other movie since! And on Tinsel, I do not even appreciate his acting. All that said, Gideon has a point but a weak one, there are age restrictions on what our children can watch. No child should be watching Chiwetalu Agu, that’s for sure, does that mean Chiwetalu should take away the spice he brings to movies? No. It just means that parents should be made aware of age restrictions on his movies and should take an active role in making sure their kids are not exposed to his films. The real call should not be for Chiwetalu to be checked, the real call should be for people to be on guard especially with their children.

    New generation movies say things far worse than Chiwetalu says. Some people scream “fcuk” all over the place either to portray gangsta or something. We don’t scream for them to be barred. We just check who is watching. My beloved October 1st had blood and rape, again, we don’t ask for the awesome movie to barred, we check who is watching. My darlingest Wedding Party had some steamy smooch scenes, we don’t call for it to be barred, we check who is watching. Gideon himself and Maureen in the Big Brother house were forming girlfriend and boyfriend on reality TV, again, we did not call for the show to be banned, we just check who is watching.

    Instead of criticising Chiwetalu’s act, Gideon should have focused on calling for promotion of age restrictions. I am old enough and I consider Chiwetalu funny!

    • Curious

      January 13, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      Did you read his post though? He said this is a case for the film and censor board . To your point though the question is even if they rated the movies appropriately are parents on guard ?

  9. Somto

    January 13, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Chioma always ranting senselessly without reason. Do not pick on the new talents in Nollywood cos of displaced anger. Thery are not competing with you in the Enugu Asaba joint where you and the aged Uncle Chwets belong. And yes Mr Agu’s vulgarity of late needs to be toned down in the interest of young viewers but I see you have no problem exposing your children to such language. Gideon well spoken.

  10. kenz

    January 13, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Gideon never insulted chiwetalu, he only address an issue that he thinks should be correct by the actor (chiwetalu) wats the big deal there….. aunty chioma u exercise your mouth too much do so to your brain maybe then you could get a clearer picture of what the young man is saying………

  11. lora

    January 13, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    chioma just want to talk or she doesn’t no what insult is the Mr Agu she is defending does he respect his age that man can insult someone any how

  12. tunmi

    January 13, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    The day Nigerians will leave “small children… Respect your elders…” or any other age = respect out of discussions will be the day. Honestly, this falls on the directors, the producers and the rating board. But since you guys never learn who does what and how to do what, you blame the visible figure.

    Also, raise and guide your damn kids

  13. chiemeka

    January 13, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Gideon must you talk?abeg

  14. Lilian

    January 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Why would you say that children having access to home videos is Agwu’s fault? They clearly state “Not Suitable for viewers younger than a certain age”. Mr okeke go talk to loosed parents who can

  15. Concerned9a

    January 13, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Respect is reciprocal..
    Having said that all the so called New Films/Actors have way too much…smooching…exchange of saliva going on…we get it we don’t need to see it in excess…the sexual innuendos nko?
    you never see this in Indian films an equally conservative country..
    We copy copy Western things to the extreme..and please don’t come with those silly analogies of western things I might use such as English…cos I ain’t the ONE!!

  16. Engoz

    January 13, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    You see why you can’t have civil discussions with Nigerians. Their egos hang on a dental floss string that’s why they throw around the word disrespect like it’s going out of fashion. Gideon’s comments wasn’t about the actor, it was about the censor’s board of Nigeria doing their jobs more efficiently. Chioma, go to bed. You have no point. Go away.

    • Funmi

      January 13, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      Exactly. But it is typical of Nigerians. when you contract an older person you are deemed disrespectful. Chioma should have just shut her mouth instead of getting into something that does not concern her. she’s just let us see how foolish and backwards she is.

    • Funmi

      January 13, 2017 at 3:17 pm


  17. A

    January 13, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    If Gideon felt very strong about his convictions why do a post and delete? Why bother at all? You just wanted to be in the news seeing that no one has heard anything about you in a while. Please and please,everyone talking about Nigerians always talking about age,respect etc.. this is Africa,if you don’t like it, pack out. You are the same people that will fight any young person that disrespects/insults your parents. We respect our elders here. The Bible tells you to respect your elders. We always want the western culture to dictate how things go, to where we are now debating about elders&respect and everyone being on a level playing field now. What makes you feel it is correct? They have so brainwashed people to think their ways are the correct ways and we are stupid to accept it&then say it is exposure. Pls get a brain. If you have any thinking faculty at all,you shouldn’t disrespect an elderly person no matter who you “think” you are. No one should be told to respect an older person,it should already be innate. Anyone who disrespects an elder in anyway wasn’t properly brought up. Itchy fingers wanting to post something because you feel it is easy to now do so. The person you are even talking about isn’t even on social media to respond or whatever. Go to the body of your profession and make a complaint or better still as a somewhat sensible(so I thought) young Igbo man, seek an audiance with the thespian and tender your concerns and complaints. Africans and Asians respect their elders, full stop. #MyFiveKobo

    • Le coco

      January 13, 2017 at 4:31 pm

      pls chio ma go away.. clearly u don’t get the point.. … ur LONG epistle still managed to be meaningless

    • A

      January 13, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      From your not knowing that a name should start with CAPS to the seperation like it is two different words I can tell how dim you are. My name is Adaobi and not Chioma. All the assumers we have on the internet when a person responds with an opposite opinion, you then think it is the person who the post is about. Grow up child.

    • le coco

      January 13, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      You brought respect into it.. Africans and Asians? what part of Gid’s post was disrespectful.?. Nigerians FOREVER using that word loosely .. pls u need to read and comprehend.. In fact you nd the Chioma.. you have raised only one useless point in your entire rant.. The same useless point that the Chioma raised.. calling Gid out for “disrespect” nd airing his concerns on social media.. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHIOMA’S RANT ND GIDEON’S.. If chioma was so concerned she cld just as easily seek an audience with Gideon.. mtchew both of u r jst .. ugh..

      You are the one who shld grow up since u clearly can’t differentiate between legitimate concern nd disrespect.. SMDH..

  18. Mo'Diva

    January 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Chioma shatttap there. Gideon Okeke is very much correct, I c no form of disrespect in what he said. Stop being an hypocrite

  19. Billy

    January 13, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    I am actually surprised and highly disappointed, that an actor will condemn another person’s ART!!! ART being the key word. There should be no restrictions or barriers to ART. Most of us have watched and heard worst things than what Chiwetalu has said. This hypocrisy is just getting out of hand abeg.

  20. Felinda

    January 13, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    i guess non igbo speakers will not understand the argument here – cos i guess Gidoen is talking bout some igbo profanity he uses in his quotes.

    We non igbos dont understand what he saids but i still like his acting cos he is funny. Maybe if i understood all those igbo proverbs and idioms he uses and repeats then maybe i may understand what Gideon is saying .

    Chioma Calm down. You too like too much wahala. Ah ah, Is the dude fighting with you. Just calm down

    My goodness – this chioma sef, she pretends to be an angel but i hear she is a real bitch

    • #WhatDoIKnow

      January 13, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      Felinda, just to give you an example of his funny expressions; ala nwanyi Asaba = Asaba woman’s boobs., Otito eto eze na ike = A boil has sprouted on the King’s butt…… etc. He can repeat an expression up to thirty times in a film. Most of these expressions are not used in spoken Ibo language to express a suprise or shock. They are purely his own comical creation to amuse people. However, to be fair on him, he started with clean expressions in his earlier films but I guess deviated to vulgar to satisfy the whims/caprices of Producers.

  21. rain

    January 13, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Chioma is very right and Gideon was rude .

  22. shaday

    January 13, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Chioma should take several seats, please. Why is she getting her knickers all up in a bunch for nothing. Dude expressed himself politely, read absolutely nothing rude in his write-up. I could just imagine her behind her system (or phone) foaming in the mouth, breathing heavily…Chioma abeg rest biko, it’s not that deep, we’re in a free society, opinion is free and personal.

  23. Chioma

    January 13, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    I think no one on this media has work to do

  24. Mummybubu

    January 13, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    When people

  25. QueenAnnette

    January 13, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    I am not igbo but a few days ago b4 Gideon Okeke put this up I was in a group of people and we were watching a movie on Africa magic igbo that Chiwetel Agu starred in they were all cringing every time he spoke to people and saying “na wa for this man every time” I asked a lady beside me what he was saying and she replied “curse words; that’s how he is always vulgar….. We all know this but nobody wants to speak out cos he’s older,so,the truth should not be said? Let’s leave sentiment aside and do the needful,maybe NFVCB would do the needful now as Lagos did prettymike

  26. Baby

    January 13, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Chioma Gideon never insulted Chiwetalu….if u have anything against Gideon spit it out to him rather than talking rubbish

  27. nene

    January 13, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    2017- no time for nonsense. lol!

  28. Mummybubu

    January 13, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    When people just make use of one opportunity to unleash their forever hate. Pls what is in chioma’s comment that stirred some comments here. She disagrees with Gideon’s post of which most people disagree with one thing or the other at some point. Please if you feel Gideon is right, its your own opinion. It doesn’t call for someone who has a contrary opinion to take several seats or whatever names she has been called here.

  29. nene

    January 13, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    gideon just wanted to be noticed. i won’t even address chioma because she like to rant. chiwetalu’s vulgarities are nothing compared to the rubbish that goes on in nollywood movies these days. and by the way, most nigerian movies are rated 18, so i see no reason for this epistle by gideon.

  30. Betty Walamkolombo

    January 14, 2017 at 12:41 am

    So, Chioma thinks she is old Nollywood? Rubbish. Gideon made a valid point and instead of addressing it, aunty thought to bring in age. You should thank Omoni Oboli for helping your dead career.

  31. memba

    January 14, 2017 at 4:54 am

    Who is this gideon okeke that is not even known out here he always like to show him self the last time he talked negative about tonto dikwh again instead of y concentrate on your moviws and the way u are having more roles u are here embarassing ppl twwww

  32. Grace Gwaza

    January 14, 2017 at 5:35 am

    It is increasingly worrisome that most Nigerian can’t comprehend simple English. Gideon was very polite in his post, no form of rudeness whatsoever. His post was never about the older actor. (He was a point of reference) he called out directors, filmmakers and the censor board to check again what they allow for public viewing with no age restriction. But as usually, the typical Nigerian including Chioma (who is a fan of mine by the way) believe that no younger person has the right to voice a different opinion about an elder. If Gideon had come out to applause the vulgarities of the scripts given to the Elder, he would have been hailed by the likes of Chioma as being supportive and standing with his senior colleagues.
    While Chitwetel is good in his art, the fact remains that he is Very Very Vulgar.


    January 14, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Well, as for me, they have already said it out. Something he would have discuss with Nollywood board rather than bringing it out to the public, let’s be honest, Gideon is totally wrong, if he has not report to Nollywood first before saying it out in social media. Please am urging Nollywood board to look into this matter and resolve it amicable. Thanks

  34. Abominable snow girl

    January 14, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    We aren’t even in the 3rd week of 2017…… and already soooo much bickering ?.

  35. felix

    January 15, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    hmmm..Gideon dat kisses and caress girls nko..what is he teaching d younger generation

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