One of Nollywood's top actresses Ini Edo has been banned for one year by the national body of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) for what it termed gross misconduct, indiscipline and outright violation of professional duties.
The ban order was ratified by Mr Ejike Asiegbu, the national president of AGN alongside his executive members and it took effect from April 17, 2007. A press statement signed by Mr Acho Ugoenyi, the national secretary of AGN said Ini Edo is
no longer eligible to participate in movie productions with effect from April 17.
The press release read..."This measure will serve as a deterrent to others. The petition of Mr Emeka Duru (a production manager) at the instance of his producer and director respectively in conjunction with the disciplinary committees report agreed on the ban…. I have been directed to communicate to you, the
one calendar year ban order slammed on you, with effect from April 17, 2007, for gross misconduct, indiscipline and outright violation of professional ethics,".
The release further reminded Edo that the Actors Guild of Nigeria, is committed to the sustenance of discipline, and the enforcement of professional ethics among its members. Meanwhile, to ensure the ban has taken effect, the AGN, also officially informed Movie Producers and Marketers Association, the Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN), Nigerian Society of Cinematographers, (NSC), Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) and the Lagos State chapter of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN)
Those of you who live in the US, is it possible for a Hollywood actress to be banned for a period of time for whatever reason? Is it done over there? Is this right? Banning actors? This baffles me...