'The Men’s Club’ actor Ayolola Ayoola reacts after being replaced with BBNaija's Pere

'The Men’s Club’ actor Ayolola Ayoola reacts after being replaced with BBNaija's Pere
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Nollywood actor and singer, Ayolola Ayoola, has reacted after news emerged online that he had been replaced by BBNaija finalist, Pere Egbi, to play his 'Aminu' character in the popular series, ‘The Men’s Club’.

Recall that BBNaija finalist, Pere Egbi, was recently unveiled as the new actor to play the role of Aminu Garba in web series, The Men’s Club.

In a tweet on Monday, the series producer, Dami Elebe had disclosed that Ayoola would be unavailable to physically record with other actors at the location because he relocated abroad without notifying her.

The latest development didn't sit well with critics who reacted to the series producer in the meanest way possible.

Dami Elebe who wasn't just going to sit and watch them criticize her, came back with a detailed explanation of all that transpired between them.

Elebe said; “But it isn’t our fault. It’s not our fault that the actor relocated – without telling us if I may add – and I don’t want the people – including me – who are working hard to give an amazing show be made to feel bad by the fans we absolutely love and are doing our best for

“To those who asked us to cancel… I’m sorry. We can’t do that. Not for one person. There are too many people working on this show for that to happen. I think that is an unfair request. Maybe I should blame me for creating a great character.

“He isn’t the only one that plays a character. There are three other actors who don’t need to feel that you guys don’t care for them. Three more actors who have given their all to make sure this show is great. I respect and love them for always caring about the fans.

“To those that asked for me to kill the character off….Do you know how many characters are tied to Aminu’s story that won’t need to be show anymore? Tumini, Jasmine, Their mothers, Patrick, the whole Garba clan? Because one person left unannounced? That’s very unfair.

“I know every other person is taking the path of peace and just enduring the backlash. I’m taking the path of clarity.

“I’m also very upset this is happening and has been happening for over a year. I had to rework a Christmas special last year to accommodate someone who aired me on WhatsApp.

“Someone who people begged to come back. Someone who should be making the press releases to the fans that he left. I’m not gonna hold back for someone who doesn’t care for this show.

“I really feel bad again but it apparently is what it is. Please, accept Pere who has been put in this situation. We appreciate him for even accepting to take whatever hit is coming his way for taking the role of Aminu. This season will be amazing as always.”

Few hours later, Ayoola showed up in an Instagram post where he debunked the allegation leveled against him.

The actor stated that Dami Elebe and her crew are aware of his decision to make a temporary move out of the country.

He said; “Contrary to what was said, I did not relocate without letting the executive producers and producers of the show know.

"My decision to make a temporary move out of the country was a long thought out process in which the producer/ my manager at that time was aware of and involved in.

"With that being said, I can’t wait to be on your screens again”.

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