Lagos - There is an ongoing controversy surrounding Niyi Akinmolayan‘s short film, Room 315, as the Nollywood director has been accused of stealing the plot of former Inspiration FM presenter, Wana Udobang‘s Room 313.
Wana claims Room 315, inspired by a script written by a 21-year-old Port-Harcourt native named Abosi Ogba, has a similar plot, and name, to her experimental series about people who have experienced trauma undergoing therapy, which has been available for viewing since 2015.
The crew behind Room 315 however, deny any wrongdoing, maintaining they were never aware of Wana’s Room 313, whose stories are told through vignettes.
Abosi Ogba, the credited writer of Room 315, shared in a series of tweets, said that he searched for a project with a similar name before naming his script 315 but never found one.
Niyi Akinmolayan’s Room 315 features Tina Mba, Bimbo Manuel, Jessica Opara and Gregory Ojefua and will begin live filming on Saturday, October 22.