Veteran Nollywood actor, Adeoye Adewale popularly known as Elesho has recounted how Peter Fatomilola beat him in the 70s.
In a video posted on Kunle Afod’s Instagram page, Elesho was captured narrating how his senior colleague flogged him at a movie set.
According to him, he was small at the time when he went for rehearsal and sneaked out from set unknowingly that Peter Fatomilola was watching him. The veteran, who often plays the role of an herbalist flogged sense to him.
“He beat me when I was small, we went to go and take something when we were rehearsing and I didn’t know he was watching me”.
How badly dressed girls chased me away from acting
Years back, Elesho had revealed why he left the movie scene for some while.
Elesho, is one of the veterans in the Yoruba movie industry, having been around for over 30 years.
However, observers would note that it had been quite a while since the sharp-tongued actor graced the silver screen.
In a chat with Sunday Scoop,
he gave his reasons. “A lot of people have been asking me this question lately. If you notice, many of the people in my category that we started acting at the same time are no longer that vibrant in the
industry. It is because we are afraid of the type of scripts that the
children are churning out these days.
“Even in my house, I cannot watch
most of the films that are released nowadays because there is really nothing to learn from them.
“Many of the actresses don’t dress properly.
And because we are not their parents, they don’t listen to us. You
cannot expect people whose parents are not responsible to behave well.
“You cannot see people whose parents are theatre practitioners, or those who actually trained for the job, behaving badly.”