Nigerian actor Samuel Robinson settles payment row, says 'no racism in Kerala'

Nigerian actor Samuel Robinson settles payment row, says 'no racism in Kerala'

Nigerian actor Samuel Robinson withdrew the allegation that he was underpaid for his role in the Malayalam film Sudani from Nigeria. He also said that there is no racial discrimination in Kerala and it is one of the friendliest places to visit in Asia. Earlier, the actor had claimed that he received a raw deal from the film’s producers as he is African.


“I previously ascribed racial discrimination to the treatment I had received but deeper enlightenment and explanation by The Happy Hours Entertainment make me believe that this was not a case of racial discrimination but a case of misunderstanding, miscommunication and misinformation. I would like to apologize to any person from Kerala who was offended by my previous statements. As this particular case is now confirmed to not be racial discrimination, I want to state that there is almost completely no Racism in Kerala and I believe Kerala is one of the friendliest places in Asia for an African to visit. To address the Jabs and Mockery posted against me and supported by some well-known actors and directors in Malayalam film Industry; people like these are the ones who made me ascribe racial discrimination to the treatment I had received in the first place. It is sad to know that some people are not raised with the proper training of kindness and humanity. But, we cannot dwell on such people as 99.9% of people in Kerala radiate unconditional Kindness, Love and Humanity. Because of this, I believe that odd 0.1 percent will soon be permanently eradicated," he said in a Facebook post.

He also said he will be donating a part of the money he has received to The Red Card Anti-Racism education charity.

Robinson’s previous comments had sparked a fiery debate in Kerala with people both supporting and objecting to his stand.

Directed by Zakariya Mohammed, Sudani from Nigeria is the story of Samuel (Robinson), a football player who comes to Kerala to play Sevens football match.


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