Nollywood actress, Bimbo Ademoye has penned an emotional appreciation note to her senior colleague, Shaffy Bello.
In a lengthy post on her Instagram page, Bimbo stated that despite her gangsta personality, she is very emotional.
The movie star recounted how she reached out to the veteran to work with her in her latest production and she had accepted.
Bimbo was left baffled that despite the series of production delays and procrastination, Shaffy was still eager to work with her and had even cleared a schedule for her sake.
The AMVCA award-winning actress was left more shocked when Shaffy refused to collect any fee from her and had even prayed for her like a mother would to her child.
Appreciating her, Bimbo expressed how grateful she is to have her.
“Emotional Appreciation Post!
Yeah, I’m a gangsta but sometimes I can be very very emotional.
So I reached out to Aunty Shaffy.
@iamshaffybello that I wanted to shoot a series. She said call me whenever you need me. I didn’t quite understand the extent to which she meant those words. Don’t get me wrong Aunty Shaffy is one of the most supportive humans on earth (story for another day). I had hoped and prayed my budget would be something shed accept. Because why would you call the Queen and underpay her? I sent the script and asked her fee. She responded, “Bimbo send the date and let me know when you’re ready. I was scared. We moved dates due to some situations. Still, she cleared a day she was meant to be resting to come on set. Shoot day, Aunty Shaffy calls to assure me she’d be there (not that I ever doubted). She came on set with everything. I mean everything!! Hair, clothes, makeup. In fact, all that we got for her was almost useless because she came fully prepared for her baby. She shot till nighttime and didn’t complain for a second. After the shoot I asked her again “Aunty how much should I bring”, she said Bimbo leave me alone and focus on your shoot. I broke down. Why did she think I deserved such love? Then she held me close and prayed for me. Prayed as a mother would to her child. Please help me tell @iamshaffybello I’m grateful. I had no idea my producer was recording. But thank God she did. Aunty Shaffy, I love you for life!”.
Bimbo also penned an appreciation post to Lilian Afegbai for also supporting her during her production.
“I called @lillyafe to ask if she’d be free. Last minute call o. My girl said I’d check, but even if I’m not free, I’d make myself free for you. Lilly had a flight to catch that day. She came on time didn’t even panic and let me use her car. And she didn’t charge a dime. @lillyafe thank you, sis. I’m always on standby for you, I promise”.