Ibinabo and i are still at war Clarion chukura

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A picture of the warring actresses, Clarion Chukwura and Ibinabo Fiberesima together, went viral earlier in the week that made so many people to speculate whether the two have reconciled.

However, Clarion told Saturday Punch on the phone earlier in the week that she was surprised that the picture found its way to the Internet.

Clarion, who won the Best Actress award at the recently held Africa Movie Academy Award, said the picture was taken when Ibinabo congratulated her on the award.

“When I got the award, I came and met my team, the Royal Arts Academy, and we all hugged and took pictures. As I was going back to my seat, Ibinabo got up and hugged me and beckoned the photographers to take our picture. As I stepped away, Rita Dominic also got up and hugged me and also asked the press photographers to take our pictures.

“When we got to the airport, Teco Benson came to me and said he wanted to minister to me and he also beckoned to her and she came close. I told Teco that I didn’t have anything against Ibinabo. This is an AGN issue. We should be real about the issue. The following day, somebody called me and told me about the picture. I was surprised,” she said.

Meanwhile, Clarion expressed her displeasure over a recent publication in which she said she was misinterpreted. She said the publication was meant to fuel a phantom duel between Ibinabo and her and to shift attention away from the salient issues vital to the growth of the guild.

“But I will not allow such to pass, neither will I stop until the focus of AGN returns to that of a commerce-driven professional body instead of one always going cap in hand begging for money every now and then, thus selling the neutrality of the artistes,” she said.

However, Ibinabo in a phone conversation with our correspondent insisted she doesn’t have any problem with Clarion and was not ready to comment on any issue.

“I don’t have any case with Clarion; I have no problems with the lady. I don’t know what is going on. It was in the papers that I read about her so-called letter. I don’t know how to explain it. Anyway, I have so much work on my plate. I will not allow anybody to distract me. I don’t want to talk about this again. The election is even in November. I am a very busy person at the moment,” she said.

Through her capacity as AGN president, Ibinabo was able to raise N10m grant from the Presidency for Chike Bryan, the president of the Screen Writers Association of Nigeria who was diagnosed with kidney failure.

Courtesy Punch

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