"Stop embarrassing us Yoruba actors": Jaiye Kuti brutally slams actors coming online to beg, colleagues react

"Stop embarrassing us Yoruba actors": Jaiye Kuti brutally slams actors coming online to beg, colleagues react

  • Veteran Nollywood actress Jaiye Kuti has sparked reactions online with a lengthy clip shared on her page to address a menace ravaging the Yoruba faction of the movie industry
  • In the clip, Jaiye called her colleagues who have recently made it a habit to go on social media to beg for money and support from the public; she described the act as shameful
  • The popular curvy Yoruba actress isn't one famous for making controversial stands online; Jaiye's recent statements seem to have struck a chord leading to outbursts

Ace Nollywood actress Jaiye Kuti has sparked a significant outburst online after a clip of her chastising her colleagues and other movie stars for what she described as the new trend of coming online to beg the public for money.

Jaiye blasted her colleagues, noting that their recent behaviour has brought shame and disgrace to the Yoruba faction of the Nigerian movie industry.

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Photos of Jaiyeola Kuti, Lalude and Iya Gbonkan
Jaiye Kuti has sparked outrage online after she chastised Yoruba actors for bringing shame to the movie industry by begging for money on IG. Photo credit:@jayeola_monye/@laludefilms/@telegist
Source: Instagram

The actress also noted that many of her colleagues who have turned Instagram into a beggars app mostly have themselves to blame for their predicaments as she disclosed that they didn't prepare for their old age.

She said some of those begging for money and financial support now were nonchalant and wasteful during their youthful days as actors.

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Jaiye compared the movie industry with other professions and noted that some of these people only needed to set up pension funds to survive the pitfalls of old age, but many didn't.

Watch Jaiye Kuti's video slamming colleagues like Iya Gbokan, Lalude and others:

See Yomi Fabiyi's response to Jaiye Kuti's video slamming her colleagues:

See the reactions that Jaiye Kuti's post stirred

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"In as much as I don’t support the begging but pls let whosever needs help speak up, Remember these old men and women are not sociable, some of dem don’t even have IG accounts, they started acting when the pay was peanuts, they are not doing influencing jobs like u people, they are not an ambassador to revolution plus or trophy larger beer, the only thing giving dem money is this theater job."


"Madam, d work you enjoying now, it's those baba and mama making. Don't talk like that. Dupe to e. Any condition or position you are sope ti e.. ojo ale laa to mo champion."


"Not everybody go to school, and you join this industry wen is rousing dats why you're living fine, imagine for start dey are paying you 3K per scene, increase to 10K 20K nd more, are you telling us that they are paying everyone same amount, especially those that older and pave way for young artist."

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"❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Yoruba ronu."


"Please why this stupid comments, people should learn to listen to speech with open mind and no pre existing biasness."


"Madam! You may be right but you can’t compare THEN with NOW!"


"You have no point at all ma. How did you know they did not prepare for tomorrow."


"Have watched the live video ma'am... you stated the facts.. I am even scared of my sister entering the industry cos that's what she said she wants to pursue but anyway it is well ma'am."

Actress Jaiye Kuti cuts her dreadlocks after many years, fans react as she shares video

Meanwhile, Legit.ng recalls reporting when Jaiye Kuti left her fans stunned when she announced that she had cut off her dreadlocks after many years.

The popular Yoruba movie actress recently posted a video on her Instagram page, which appeared to have been recorded in a salon.

The clip sees her hairstylist working on her now-short hair as she talks about her decision to cut the dreadlocks while her stylist worked on her hair.

Source: Legit.ng

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