A filmmaker known as Ola Owolabi, has rendered an apology to Maryam Apaokagi, popularly known as Taaooma after he accused her of doing a shoddy skit for which she got N1.5 million.
Notice that a few days ago, one Ola, with Twitter handle @olaondeck, reported that Taaooma charged his customer the amount of N1.5 m for a video skit that did not fully meet the customer’s expectations.
Taaooma, however, went on to refute the allegations in a public statement through her management, The Greenade Company, and took legal action.
The said filmaker Owolabi has now come out to retract his earlier statement.
“Paid Taaoma 1.5m. She shot video and the client doesn’t like the work done. And her position is TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT. We are not asking for a full refund, but at least a sense of concession will go a long way. 1.5m gone like that. And you guys wonder how Maraji fell off? For those of you asking “what did Maraji do?” Maraji didn’t do anything in this situation and she’s a fantastic story teller. However, ask anyone who has worked with her and her team, she’s not the easiest person to work with. Hence, the reason for the honest comparison.”
“The above statement was made on my twitter handle and I wish to use this medium to retract the same in respect to Miss. Apaokagi (Otaaooma). I wish to state that I have not had any personal/direct business transaction with Miss. Apaokagi (Otaaooma).
From what I have experienced since the said statement, I have now realised that I did not consider all the ramifications before making such statement. The statement was pulled down from my Twitter handle almost immediately. Please note that I did not intend to bring @taaooma’s reputation into any form of disrepute.
I sincerely apologise and regret any inconveniences this might have caused @taaooma. Thank you.