Kehinde Oyedepo a.k.a Kosmac and his team have cried out
about the nomination of Secret Room in the Best Art Director (Movie/TV Series)
category of AMVCA 2015, which was credited to Crey Ahanonu/ Simon Peacmaker who
served as the Production Manager and Producer respectively on the project, instead
ideas for the art direction in the movie was solely carried out by Kehinde
Oyedepo and now has been ‘manipulated’ to be the handwork of Crey and Simon.
According to his people, Kehinde who was promised a fee of N80,000, was
initially paid N40,000, then later N20,000 and still has a balance of N20,000
to go and now they can’t even give him the credit he worked for, they said. They
have written the AMVCA 2015 Team and also want Nigerians to know. Continue
below to see the letter sent to AMVCA made available to us as well.
Dear AMVCA 2015 Team
controversy concerning the nomination of Secret Room in the Best Art Director
(Movie/TV Series) category of AMVCA 2015.
credited to Crey Ahanonu/ Simon Peacmaker who in reality served as Production
Manager and Producer respectively on the project.
direction in Secret Room was solely carried out by Kehinde Oyedepo a.k.a Kosmac
who I believe was intentionally left out of the credit list.
production for Secret Room, which was done in 2013. Hiring was done via word of
mouth as he was contracted to work through Ismaila, Secret Room’s Lights
Oyedepo helped secure location to facilitate shoot.
agreement on fees, Kehinde Oyedepo was contracted on a NGN80,000 fee that has
not been fully paid as at today. He was paid NGN40,000 as first payment,
NGN20,000 as second payment while the balance is still unpaid.
avail. Its suffice to say that Crey Ahanonu is trying to infringe on Kehinde Oyedepo’s
creative & intellectual rights.
that even without his full payment, Crey Ahanonu would credit his work and not
try to steal or exploit him.
AfricaMagic, Multichoice and AMVCA seek to showcase the African content through
the display & reward of the creative yet hardworking artist.
Ahanonu/Simon Peacemaker to correct the error and give credit to whom credit is
due before the awards ceremony.