Netizens have come to the defense of Canada-based Nigerian blogger, Auto Bola who called out Veteran Yoruba actor, Olusegun Akinremi, popularly known as “Chief Kanran” for soliciting financial assistance online.
Kemi Filani reported in 2020 that the veteran had resorted to begging to keep body and soul together.
The popular script interpreter sought financial assistance from Nigerians to help him secure accommodation after he lost his home to a fire incident in 2017.
The actor revealed this in an interview with a popular Yoruba radio talk show host, Kola Olootu.
Amidst hot tears rolling down his cheeks, Chief Kanran noted that he was almost begging on the streets for food but for his status as a star.
Now, the veteran has returned to social media begging for help again and has given Nigerians a glimpse of his deteriorating house.
Reacting to it, Auto Bola noted how it’s barely three years since people contributed money for him and gave him lovely outfits, yet he claims to be living he abject poverty.
She wondered how the bedroom the veteran showed the public, looked like a dungeon.
Telling him to stop feeding the public with lies, she reminded him that he has no disability and yet said he has children.
“It’s not up to three years that people contributed money for you including different lovely outfits. How come the bedroom you showed us was looking like a dungeon? You have no disability and you said you have children. Stop the lies”.
Taking to comment section, many defended her as they noted how Jaiye Kuti was dragged for questioning their motives.
One Semi Bamba wrote, “All these cries for help should be properly investigated in my opinion
One Ajakaiye wrote, “I support Auto Bola for the first time. That house doesn’t look like where people live
One Ebo Baba wrote, “I swear I support what this woman said. All that Mr Kanran said about himself it’s pure LIES. I’m sure that’s not the house that man is leaving. He only took advantage of Pastor Gabriel and everyone donating to him
One DM Fresh wrote, “When Jaiye Kuti spoke, they attacked her. You see the points she was making
Jaiye Kuti slams veterans begging online
Over the space of two months, six veterans: Lalude, Iya Gbonkan, Pariolodo, Alapinni, Sule Suebebe, Adewale, and Adebiosu had received cars and financial assistance from Nigerians after crying out for help.
Though many Nigerians came to their aid, Actress, Jaiye Kuti felt their behavior was deceitful and slammed them for becoming online beggars.
The movie star decried the alarming rate at which their cry for help is damaging the image of the Yoruba movie industry.
Jaiye Kuti noted that many of them did not plan for their future. Instead, they spent their youthful earnings on shortlived pleasures.