- Just recently, a video went viral showing popular Nollywood actor, Ernest Asuzu, resorting to begging for financial help from Nigerians
- The video touched the hearts of many Nigerians as they reacted to it
- Some individuals also called out the Actors Guild of Nigeria for allegedly abandoning one of their own
- The AGN has now reacted to the claims of abandonment
Sometime in January 2020, a sad video made the rounds on social media showing Nollywood actor, Ernest Asuzu, resorting to begging on the roadside after he being down with stroke.
A social media user identified as Bolingo2014 on Instagram shared a video of himself with the actor as he displayed his sorry state.
Bolingo claimed that he saw the actor begging for money on the roadside at Oke-Afa in Isolo area of the state. He alleged that the actor became this way after he suffered from a stroke.
The man also expressed dismay at the Nigerian film industry as he called Nollywood a disgrace for seemingly abandoning one of their own.
Well, in a new development, the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has reacted to claims that the film star was abandoned.
According to reports from NAN, the president of the AGN, Emeka Rollas, denied such claims. Rollas said that the board is currently working on another spiritual rehabilitation of the actor as they had sent him for one in the past and that he was never abandoned.
Rollas added that when Asuzu went for spiritual rehabilitation in Warri with popular pastor, Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, he was given gifts, a jeep and money to also help him.
“He went for rehabilitation at the Mercy Land Christ Deliverance Ministry, Warri, Delta, by Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, a spiritual patron of our guild.
“He spent some months and recovered,” he said.
Rollas said that the actor recovered during that period and they were not aware of his relapse until the viral video on social media.
The AGN president said: "We totally frown at this erroneous and misdirected act because it is unimaginable to think or believe that we did not play a role to an actor who has fallen due to hard times.
“The point I am driving at here is that it is unfair to blame an entire industry for the unfortunate turnaround of one of its own."
In other news, Legit.ng reported on Nigerians reacting to the video of Ernest Asuzu begging on the streets of Lagos.
Some Nigerians blamed the actor for the position he is in now. They noted that celebrities always waste their money on unnecessary things.
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