A filmmaker identified as Ola Owolabi, has tendered an official apology to Instagram comedienne, Maryam Apaokagi, popularly known as Taaooma after he accused her of doing a shoddy skit for which she received N1.5 million.

Recall that few days back, one Ola, with Twitter handle @olaondeck, claimed Taaooma charged his client the sum of N1.5m for a video skit that didn’t entirely meet the expectations of the client.

However, Taaooma through her management, The Greenade Company went on to refute the claims in a public statement and took actions.

Ola has now retracted his tweet and apologized;

His statement reads;

“WITHOUT PREJUDICE…”

“Paid Taaoma 1.5m. She shot video and the client doesn’t like the work done. And her position is TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT. We are not asking for a full refund, but at least a sense of concession will go a long way. 1.5m gone like that. And you guys wonder how Maraji fell off? For those of you asking “what did Maraji do?” Maraji didn’t do anything in this situation and she’s a fantastic story teller. However, ask anyone who has worked with her and her team, she’s not the easiest person to work with. Hence, the reason for the honest comparison.”

“The above statement was made on my twitter handle and I wish to use this medium to retract the same in respect to Miss. Apaokagi (Otaaooma). I wish to state that I have not had any personal/direct business transaction with Miss. Apaokagi (Otaaooma).

From what I have experienced since the said statement, I have now realised that I did not consider all the ramifications before making such statement. The statement was pulled down from my Twitter handle almost immediately. Please note that I did not intend to bring @taaooma’s reputation into any form of disrepute.

I sincerely apologise and regret any inconveniences this might have caused @taaooma. Thank you.

Ola Owolabi”

Read full statement below;

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