Tobore Ovuorie had accused EbonyLife Films of copyright infringement, stating that Oloture was a movie made from her life’s work. On Twitter, she posted a number of tweets claiming the film’s producers adapted her 2014 investigative report without getting her permission- a claim EbonyLife CEO, Mo Abudu, has denied.
Mo Abudu, however, insisted in an earlier statement on her Instagram page, that the ‘Oloture’ story was conceived from in-depth research on sex and human trafficking. According to the statement, the media mogul’s lawyers claim ‘Oloture’ is a “work of fiction and was inspired by a variety of true events.”
In a video released on her Instagram page, Abudu acknowledged that before the release of Oloture, Tobore was duly notified and was given a private screening. Additionally, Tobore was promised five percent of the film’s gains.
She further revealed that before the release of the Oloture on Netflix, she had a good relationship with Tobore, but everything changed after the movie gained popularity on Netflix.
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