Rising Nigerian Actor, Ogbu Johnson, has set the record straight, killing any hearsays of him stepping on the toes of his seasoned colleague, Zubby Michael, while working together behind the scenes.
Zubby Michael and Ogbu Johnson created quite a scenario in cyberspace recently after a footage of their on-set disagreement circulated.
On the back of this online frenzy, Destiny Etiko, a prominent friend and ally of Zubby Michael, reacted to the situation. She vehemently advised aspiring stars to give their due respect to seasoned veterans who have earned their stripes as A-list celebrities.
In a show of solidarity, Zubby Michael nodded in agreement in the comments, citing that Ogbu may have ruined his career by demonstrating alleged disrespect.
In an act to quash any rumors of animosity between himself and Zubby, Ogbu Johnson, on the 9th of October, turned to Instagram to set the record straight.
He presented a public statement, stating that the on-set clash with Zubby had been misconstrued by the public and wrongly perceived as a real fight. Ogbu stressed that the viral video was nothing more than a staged scene from an upcoming movie.
Johnson explained that this theatrical brawl was plainly a testament to their professional prowess, aimed at rising the standards of movie-making stunts.
In response to Destiny Etiko’s cunning accusation of him showing disrespect towards Zubby Michael, and Zubby’s subsequent threat, Ogbu Johnson clarified that he had no ill intentions. He explained that his actions were solely driven by his commitment to portraying his character as per the director’s vision.
Ogbu didn’t shy away from taking a subtle jab at Destiny Etiko, insinuating that her comments were an attempt to sow seeds of disunity between him and Zubby.
“Some persons have gone ahead trying to create a rift between myself and my senior brother and industry boss by making it appear that I was disrespectful in interpreting my role to the satisfaction of the director and thereby trying to create bad blood between us.
| make this statement to clear all doubts that I in no way mean to disrespect the person of Zubby Michael my senior colleague and will do no such thing.”
To cap it off, Ogbu extended an olive branch to Zubby Michael by offering a sincere apology. He expressed regret if the trending video of their fictitious altercation had caused any undue embarrassment to Zubby’s personal image and reputation.