Nigerian award winning filmmaker Don Pedro Obaseki who was also an aspirant of the last governor election in Edo state has issued some words of advice to Rita Dominic.
Yesterday, Nollywood actress Rita Dominic brought up a debatable topic after she had issued that it is not all movies that are produced by film makers that should make it into the cinemas.
Don Pedro in his letter addressed Rita saying the table she is shaking is filled with filth, dragging her down memory lane as he took her back on how she started her career. He said in his letter, he remember in 2003-2006 how she was sweating while running on how to record three movies at the same time.
This is the advice he issued to her;
“AN APPEAL TO #RITA_DOMINIC – From Don Pedro Obaseki”
“My dear star, sister & colleague’, Rita Nwaturocha (aka Rita Dominic & once upon a time, Rita Lamb), I’ve had the inglorious privilege of reading about your “Table Shakings” and the reactions they’ve elicited. Ma, humility is a virtue, and caution ain’t cowardice! I remember a few times around 2003-2006, when you used to “sweat” at Chico’s in Bank Olemoh, roaming from one set to the other, while recording TWO or THREE movies at the same Time! Don’t be like Chichidodo, the proverbial Ghanaian bird in Ayi kwe Armah’s novel. Chichidodo was the bird that hated shit, but feeds only on the maggots from Shit. Please dearie. Leave that Table alone. It is fragile and you are right atop it dressed in your Sunday Best! But the table floats on the Lagoon of filth and jaded black trash. You may slip headlong into the murky lagoon, and because you’ve maligned all that may be willing to lend you a helping hand, you may be left to drown with no one to help pull you ashore. Life is a trickster. Let it not prank you. Learn that there’s nobility in humility. No be beans, my dear. As a free-spirited “young man”, I offer this “small advice”, albeit with NO PREJUDICES. Your journey from Choba & Delta Park in Uniport to where you are now is worthy of commendation. Don’t waste it on an ego-trip. Please remain assured of my most esteemed regards.
We still love you. Don Pedro Obaseki, MBA, PhD.
The likes of comedian AY and film maker Lancelot Imasuen were in support of the actress over her words but, but Don Pedro seems not to be in agreement.