Jnr Pope: “Na Today I Wan Begin Chase Clout,” Jerry Amilo Speaks About Posting Late Actor’s Remains

Jnr Pope: “Na Today I Wan Begin Chase Clout,” Jerry Amilo Speaks About Posting Late Actor’s Remains

  • Popular Nigerian actor Jerry Amilo came forward to address those who attacked him for revealing Junior Pope's remains online
  • Recall that the young, vibrant actor gave up the ghost after he was involved in a tragic marine accident
  • In a new video making the rounds online, Jerry Amilo highlighted the situations around the contentious clip he shared
  • In a chat with Legit.ng award-winning actor and movie producer, Sunny Okonkwo weighed in on Jerry Amilo's move

Popular Nigerian actor Jerry Amilo has addressed his reasons for uploading the remains of his late colleague Junior Pope.

Legit.ng reported that the young, vibrant actor was involved in a tragic marine accident that took his life and that of other crew members on board.

Jerry Amilo, Junior Pope
Jerry Amilo speaks after being dragged for posting Junior Pope's remains. Credit: @kingjerryamilo, @jnrpope
Source: Instagram

Following the sad incident, the veteran who was spotted in the last hospital that declared Pope dead, alongside AGN president Emeka Rollas, shared a clip of the deceased, lifeless body on the hospital bed.

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Some celebrities and fans berated Amilo for revealing such to the public.

In response to the agitation, Jerry shared his reasons for uploading the Junior Pope's corpse.

According to him, he wanted people to see the truth for themselves, considering the back-and-forth reports surrounding the mishap.

Jerry noted that he didn't put up the video for clout and claimed that he has passed that stage where he would belittle himself to social media attention.

Watch him speak below:

He shouldn't bother explaining if he genuinely did with good intentions - Sunny Okonkwo

In a chat with Legit.ng, Sunny Okonkwo, an award-winning actor and movie producer, discussed the dynamics of social media in Nigeria, using Jerry Amilo's actions as an example to illustrate its harmful impact.

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He also emphasised the need for genuine human connection and empathy in an increasingly digital world.

"With a good and bad intent of social media currently in Nigeria and how the perception has changed, Jerry Amilo's actions shed light on the detrimental impact of social media in Nigeria, where the pursuit of virality often overshadows empathy and compassion.
"The constant craving for attention has desensitized many to the suffering of others, leading them to prioritize going viral over showing genuine concern. This trend reflects a broader societal shift where genuine human connection is sacrificed for the sake of online validation and clout.
"He may have actually just wanted to put the truth out since there were varied information flying online, but you know we already have cases where celebrities and other content creators do this to chase clout and gain following.
" If he did it with good intentions, he shouldn't bother explaining because he will explain tire no evidence; the evidence is his heart."

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Netizens react to Jerry Amilo’s video

Legit.ng compiled the video below:


"That video made everyone believe POpe is dead if not for that video we'd still be arguing if he is still alive or not."
"I feel so sad. If only tears could bring him back, we would all cry buckets.. No need to fight, Prince Eke he made a mistake, why call out your friend in public, instead of Privately? Two wrongs don't make a right."


"Ur only a human,n humans are bound 2 make mistakes, thank God u have realized n ask for 4giveness,ur a good man,ur 4given,go n sin no more."
"Sir you shouldn't have post that because its very sensitive. Did you tot of his wife, children, family and his fans before posting?? You could have write something on your page to confirm he is dead and not post that. You didn't do well Sir. That post will worry his children, wife and family in the future. Next time don't do that. May his soul rest in peace."

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"You nor dey shame old man like you."

2023 warning for Jnr Pope from Ghanaian prophet emerges

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Jnr Pope’s death has remained in the news after an old prophecy about him resurfaced online.

A video made the rounds of a Ghanaian prophet, Karma President, publicly warning the late movie star about the danger his life was in.

In the video reportedly posted for the first time on August 5, 2023, the prophet claimed that Jnr Pope needed to be careful.

Source: Legit.ng

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