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Drama as Emeka Ike emerges New AGN President

Discussion in 'FILMMAKING, INDUSTRY, TECHNOLOGY' started by Sola, Dec 14, 2009.

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  1. Obariba

    Obariba Koininonia

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    It means he is not a CURRENT card carrying member ...meaning he is not current with his dues and failed to follow the appropriate protocol that keeps him a member of the guild. Based on that he does not qualify this year ...maybe next time he could return to stand for election when his membership is in good standing and up to date. It is absolutely wrong to even defend such a situation - if he is irresponsible enough to think he can bypass a basic membership requirment how can he become an efficient president ???
     
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  2. Obariba

    Obariba Koininonia

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    Ike is an Actor thats what count being a "good" actor is not the criteria to stand for leadership election to the guild - Im very disappointed with Arinze to be honest ...he should have followed the right protocol.Maybe if took a couple more college courses he would know better .
     
  3. Field Marshal

    Field Marshal ABSOLUTE SUPREME RULER

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    :happy024: Witi dat her small girl sleepy pesin crying look, she go dey cry during meetings bicos sey she no laiki de ting wey dem dey tok?sweat:
     
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    sidney Well-Known Member

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    hahahahaha!! Haba Obariba!!! :laugh: E no good oh! :roll
     
  5. sidney

    sidney Well-Known Member

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    You know these are very good points. You can't run for president of any reputable organization without being a fully accredited member.
     
  6. chi

    chi I am blessed

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    true
     
  7. Thickmadam

    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    forgive me, i have not been actively following this AGN president war, so i wasn't aware that arinze wasn't a member. i didn't even think that any person would run for post in an organization he is not a member of. i just assumed, by virtue of the fact that he ran for the post, that he was a member of the AGN.
    that's like me going to run for president of the engineering club...i'm an accountant for pete's sake!

    thank you for the correction.
     
  8. nike007

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    Oh so it is not as if....if u r an actor then u be automatic member??....nna nawa oooo...owukwa organization for naija ka anyi na fu??
     
  9. Obariba

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    About Actors guild and the purpose it serves to "paid" members !!




    Details about Guilds ...its like a Union ...members have obligations ...and cant reap its benefits unless they meet their yearly obligations ..talkless of stand for elections.


    Shame on them their website doesnt even work... (www.actorguildofnigerianational.com)
     
  10. Obariba

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    :cow: whether we like it or not we come from a society that respects degrees...and I dont see anything wrong with that - he can come back in four year(with a degree and up to date membership card) just in time to receive the mantle from Emeka Ike whose tenure ends in 4 yrs .


    Its like a union... to benefit or participate u garra pay up ...and follow the rules as listed inthe constitution ...no magu magu !!!.

    He might have been a due paying registered member in the past but it appeares at the present moment he does not have a valid membership card at least as of the time of the election and did not meet the college degree requirment.


    There is no automatic member oooh u garra obtain the handbook ..get ur card and keep it current ....to benefit from the many programs that they implement that protect and advocate for its member actors :)
     
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  11. dododudu

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    Are you talking to ME?!

    You want us to really get into the yawa of degrees and ways some got it? IF you worked hard and got your degree(s) by merit, you will NOT be bragging in the market place about it!! because you would value it better and see it as just a part of life and WILL NOT rub it into the face of others that were NOT opportune to get same kind of educational benefit!! There are people in Nigeria (in fact, the world over) who really crave for education and DO NOT get it because NO ONE can pay for them!!
    So, anyone who was lucky enough to have family cater to their educational expenses should not open their big eyes and big mouths to taunt others who dont have it now! There may have been so many reasons why they dont!

    You think if Nigeria was liek USA where people start working at 18 to cater for their needs and NOT have to keep asking parents for 'school fees' even in adulthood, a lot of people would never have gone to school! WE SHOULD all hail our parents who paid tuition all the way through Universities for us!
    dammit!
     
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    Hmmm...na wa for dis AGN and their troubles.
     
  13. bigmomma

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    when i read this on onlinenigeria i was like who in the world died and made emeka ike daddy to errbody with his no talent acting self? yes i said it, he no sabi act after he will be rolling his eyes as if he is a tomato seller at iyanapaja. (insert long hiss)
     
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  14. luciano

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    ...of course you know i was talking to you!...

    ...you know what?...there is nothing to challenge in what you have just said because nothing there proves that Nigerian graduates cannot be respected
    ...and situations where some so called graduates present taiwo street certificates or can't write the Queen's English or can rap in pidgin only prove nothing either...
    ..despite all the mud there are very good products from the Nigerian educational set-up to disprove that they are all cult members,bribing layabouts and whores...earlier this year when a set of undergraduates from unibadan beat all other students from Africa in a ZAIN organised quiz competition i expected much better comments from here than i got...but i should not have been surprised,i suppose, at the almost deafening silence...
     
  15. Obariba

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    u should know folks here are not very good at giving pats on the back ...I understand why the constitution would prefer an incumbent president to have a degree ...cos in ur year one u are most likely going to take courses that would aide ur leadership in the guild esp when it comes to securing certain benefits for the actors ..the position is not tied to the strength of ur acting ability but rather to leadership and organising ...and a college degree truly makes a difference in that context !
     
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    ...100% correct!...if emeka challenges segun for not being a graduate as required by AGN constitution what has he done wrong?...is this not a union activity?...whether he shouts it or not...whether he says it angrily or not...whether he even looks like someone talking down to segun what exactly is his fault?...may be if segun had been around they would both have been using broken bottles or chairs as is done in many places all over the world!...
     
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    The two of you are making excellent points...

    I guess the issue about the statement is the way the lack of a degree (from anywhere) can be hurled as an insult. It almost is laughable to me. Oprah, Tiger Woods, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison (CEO of Oracle) all don't have degrees. And specifically acting, especially here in the US, there is a very small percentage that have degrees of any kind. And it does not preclude you from being the president of SAG or EQUITY or the head of the directors guild or any other reputable union or organization. Statements like that, seem to be uniquely Nigerian, maybe even African in nature.

    Now if the articles of the AGN constitution states that the president needs to be a college grad, and the Emeka Ike statement was made in specific reference to that article, then I understand and it makes total sense.
     
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    Right! I totally agree!! I guess some people, including myself, weren't sure that was why the comment was made. If that was the reason then it makes total sense!
     
  19. luciano

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    ...emeka was not even the first person to announce or tell the world that segun was not a graduate and was therefore not qualified...many in the KOK camp did many months ago...Bricks also reported many moons ago about the emphatic statement made byt KOK on this...if some people here want to hang emeka abeg let them look for another rope...if i were a member and the constitution did not even specify it i could still have used it to challenge segun no matter what those who do not believe in the utility of a degree or degreeS think...at least you must be able to tell me that you know how and why a theatre arts department is not in the faculty of social sciences...

    ...the idea that graduateship is being emphasised for leadership in Naija is VERY FALSE!...in fact the situation is the opposite...how many politicians at LGA,STATE. and FEDERAL levels are graduates?...i don't know about Ghana or other African countries but the naija constitution prescribes only school certificate...so all issues being raised about people without degrees have no basis at all...in fact they are confirmations of support for the rot here...largely caused because many good graduates are being relegated to the background...emeka happens to be one of them and he should hold firmly to the provisions of the AGN constitution...whether he decides to look like a fine boy or a masquerade does not matter...DIS NA UNION WAHALA...no be so?...
     
  20. luciano

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    ...my dear man,please see my highlighted...was oshiomole a graduate before he became NLC leader in Nigeria?...you people are just making false assumptions and therefore arriving at wrong conclusions...in my last post i stated that for public posts here only school cert is required by the constitution except of course where specialist qualifications are required for professional jobs like for legal or medical posts...my view is that this requirement in our constitution has discounted rather than enhanced degrees in Nigeria...again there is something you seem to forget about those without degrees in the US compared with those in Naija...this is the degree of AWARENESS OR EXPOSURE on each side that can be applied to leadership demands...my thoughts are that AGN specified a degree holder based on likely EXPOSURE and not because of fondness for the toilet paper!...
     
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