Junior Pope: Video As Zubby Michael Gifts Actor’s Family Bundles of Cash, “Why Didn’t He Transfer?”

Junior Pope: Video As Zubby Michael Gifts Actor’s Family Bundles of Cash, “Why Didn’t He Transfer?”

  • Another video has made the rounds on social media of Zubby Michael showing love to the late Junior Pope’s family
  • In the trending clip, the movie star was seen giving Junior Pope’s family bundles of cash from his backpack while at his burial
  • The display triggered a series of reactions from netizens with some of them asking why he didn’t do a transfer instead
  • In an exclusive chat with Legit.ng, Nigerian media personality, Yinka Odutuyo, shared his thoughts on the matter

Nollywood actor Zubby Michael is once again in the news over the burial of his late friend and colleague, John Paul Obumneme Odonwodo aka Junior Pope.

Recall that Junior Pope was buried in Enugu on Friday, May 17, 2024, and many of his colleagues were in attendance including Zubby Michael.

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Zubby Michael gives money to late Junior Pope's family.
Fans react to viral video of Zubby giving money to Jnr Pope's family. Photos: @jnrpope, @zubbymichael
Source: Instagram

Another video of Zubby at the burial made the rounds and it captured the moment he showed love to the late Junior Pope’s family.

In a video that was posted on Instagram by @Cutie_Julls and spotted by Legit.ng, Zubby was seen sitting with the late actor’s family when he opened up his backpack and brought out several bundles of cash which he handed over to them.

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See the clip below:

Fans react to video of Zubby Michael giving money to Junior Pope’s family

The viral video of Zubby’s generosity to Junior Pope’s family raised mixed reactions from netizens. While some of them praised him, others wondered why he gave out the money in cash and not bank transfer.

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Read some of their comments below:


“Why did he not do transfer instead, how e take affect you?”




“Whatever happened to bank transfer.”


“Angela won't like this .”


“This one no be movie oafter una go insult him say him wear red.”


“Prophetess Angela go still say him wan buy the future of JP family members.”


“All this is supposed to be given to his wife because of the children. Hopefully the family and get selfish and hands it over to the wife.”


“Y not just send to her account?”


“Please is all this necessary I thought someone can do transfer…especially when he is been constantly criticize online anyways it’s well …shalom.”


“Why didn’t you give it the his wife,she’s d one with his kids.”


“That video was done by someone else and as much as zubby didn’t post this on his page i don’t see anything wrong. Moreover you people go to funerals and spry lot of cash not transfer nor cheque. May Jr. Pope continue to rest peacefully. ”

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It's important that Zubby offered support

After Zubby Michael faced some backlash for how he gave Jnr Pope's family some money, Legit.ng had a chat with media expert Yinka Odutuyo, and this is what he had to say:

"It’s hard to tell the intention behind how he chose to give the money. The important thing is that he offered support for the family at what is truly a difficult and trying time for them. People will always talk regardless, but at the end of the day, who is taking action and actually doing something tangible? Definitely not the people dropping criticism on the internet."

Zubby Michael replies critics of his dressing at Jnr Pope's burial

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Zubby Michael finally reacted to the backlash he received from some netizens over his outfit to Junior Pope’s burial.

The movie star took to his Instagram stories to share a repost from a fan who did their due diligence and researched the meaning of his red outfit at the burial.

Source: Legit.ng

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Taiwo Owolawi (Entertainment Editor) Taiwo Owolawi is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist with four years of work experience at Legit.ng. She graduated from Osun State University with a degree in English and International Studies in 2016. She has also moved on to pursue courses in Public Relations and Copywriting. Taiwo emerged as Legit.ng's Best Entertainment Editor in 2022. Contact: taiwo.owolawi@corp.legit.ng.

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