Nollywood actors, Ibinabo Fiberesima and Emeka Ike, have settled their 12-year rift, which had split the Actors Guild of Nigeria into two factions.
The pair had been embroiled in a legal tussle over who should occupy the position of president of the AGN.
A truce was however brokered at the 2017 Peace and Reconciliation Conference held in Enugu, recently. The crisis was resolved at the closed-door forum, which had representatives from 29 AGN state chapters in attendance.
Images of the two erstwhile sworn enemies in a friendly pose have also gone viral on social media.
Confirming the development in a chat with PREMIUM TIMES on Monday, Ibinabo said: “By the grace of God we have made peace and there is no more war between Emeka and I. We will call for an election in the coming weeks to elect a new AGN president because there is none as we speak. We had to make peace at this time because our tussle for power only stagnated the guild and also rubbed off on the nation’s movie Industry.”
Emeka also corroborated Ibinabo’s claims in a chat with this newspaper.
“Ibinabo and I are no longer at war. We had to make peace because our rift has been of no benefit to the guild and Nollywood in general. For the sake of the masses, actors, stakeholders, and Nollywood, we made peace. We will call for a press conference in Lagos next week, where we will outline our plans for AGN and Nollywood going forward,” he said.
Reacting to the move, an actor, Obi Okoli who is popularly known as Sir Okoli, said it marks the beginning of a new dawn for Nollywood.