Earlier Kemifilani reported that Benson Okonkwo who is known for his raunchy movie roles lost his younger brother. According to his Instagram post, his brother died on Friday, July 2 after he was poisoned in Abuja.
The bereaved actor also took same opportunity to solicit funds from his colleagues and friends to help in facilitating the burial of the deceased.
Reacting popular celebrities including Uche Elendu, Joyce Kalu, Rita Daniels and may others stormed his page to console him as they expressed shock over the unexpected demise of his brother. However none of them publicly offered to help with funds that he solicited for
Read reactions below
My God 😢 so sorry dear
Wicked world💔💔take heart my dear
OMG! May his Soul Rest In Peace
Accept my condolences
Jide Obi Gi Aka
Chaiiiii take heart 🙏🥲
Jesus! Benson, he is dead? OMG! My condolences to your family.
So sorry to hear bro 🙏🏿
It would be recalled that in an earlier interview with The Punch, Benson opened up on the some of the challenges he faced on his way to stardom.
He said: “It’s the same challenge that we all faced, like attending auditions upon auditions, especially in the early stages. One can go for auditions and not get a role.
Another challenge is financial challenges. As a young actor, one would likely be underpaid. And you’ll be left to fend for yourself. Like if you go for auditions, on some sets, it’s only the known face that gets food, others would starve or look for what to eat.”
Speaking on what stardom changed about him, Okonkwo said, “Stardom didn’t change me, I am still myself. Other than it affecting my privacy, I am an introverted person, so you’d always see fans come to say, ‘hello, hi’ and wanting to take pictures with you. But it’s for a good cause. It is part of what you sign for as a celebrity.”