Nollywood star, Ayoola, has broken the silence concerning his removal from the popular Nigerian series, The Men’s Club and his relocation without the knowledge of his team members and producers as communicated.
It would be recalled that Ayoola was removed from the popular Nigerian series, “The Men’s club” and replaced with BBNaija star Pere.
The scriptwriter Dami Elebe took to her Twitter page to explain why Pere was fixed in the character of Ayoola to play the part “Aminu”. She said Ayoola did not inform the production crew that he was relocating to the States, hence his replacement.
“To those who asked us to cancel… I’m sorry. We can’t do that. Not for one person. There are too many people working on this show for that to happen. I think that is an unfair request. Maybe I should blame myself for creating a great character.”
He isn’t the only one that plays a character. There are three other actors who don’t need to feel that you guys don’t care for them. Three more actors have given their all to make sure this show is great. I respect and love them for always caring about the fans.
But it isn’t our fault. It’s not our fault that the actor relocated – without telling us if I may add – and I don’t want the people – including me – who are working hard to give an amazing show be made to feel bad by the fans we absolutely love and are doing our best for,” Elebe had said.
Contrary to Elebe’s statement, Ayoola claimed that his decision to temporarily leave the country was made known to the executive producers of the show.
Ayoola released a statement on his Instagram, which reads,
“Hi everyone. Thank you for all the love and support. I appreciate you! I remain grateful to have been part of such an amazing show and I did not take any action to jeopardize its success.
Contrary to what was said, I did not relocate without letting the executive producers and producers of the show know. My decision to make a ‘temporary’ move out of the country was a long thought out process in which the producer/my manager at the time was aware of and involved.
With that being said, I cannot wait to be back on your screens again.”
Also known as TMC, The Men’s Club is a story about love, friendship, and betrayal, which revolves around four male main characters and how they relate with their partners.