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Celebrities react after actor Benson Okonkwo begged for funds to bury his brother who was poisoned to death

Benson Okonkwo begged for funds

Following the untimely demise of popular Nollywood actor, Benson Okonkwo’s brother who died after consuming a poisonous substance, celebrities have stormed his page to react.

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

ucheelendu
My God 😢 so sorry dear
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chitaoxe1
Wicked world💔💔take heart my dear

rita.daniels06
OMG! May his Soul Rest In Peace

joycekalu
Accept my condolences

adaezeeluke
Jide Obi Gi Aka

ruby_ojiakor
Chaiiiii take heart 🙏🥲

effixzzyboss
Jesus! Benson, he is dead? OMG! My condolences to your family.

amandaebeye
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.”

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