It all started on the 16th of March 2020. Veteran Nigerian actress, Hilda Dokubo, posted a video of herself ranting to her official Twitter account. The reason for her rant? The fact that the president of the Actor’s Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rollas, appointed Senator Elisha Abbo as a patron of the guild.
Yes, chile. That Senator Elisha Abbo. The same one that was caught on video physically assaulting a woman in a sex toy shop in July 2019.
Here’s the video of Hilda Dokuba protesting Elisha Abbo’s appointment:
Hilda Dokubo’s concern is valid. Appointing a person with such a terrible reputation to be a patron does not put the guild in a positive light. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that other actresses agree with her. One of them is Kate Henshaw, who let everyone know via her Twitter account that she has reached out to the guild’s president to demand an explanation.