Mixed reactions have been trialling a video of actress Jaiye Kuti slamming Nollywood veterans for begging for money online.
Jaiye Kuti lamented the trends of Nollywood veterans crying for help online over their deteriorating conditions financially and healthwise. The actress 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.
She, however, claimed that she is not against raising funds for health issues, but she is against tarnishing the image of the Yoruba film industry by crying for basic needs.
The video generated mixed reviews online as many supported the actress for speaking the truth while others condemned her for speaking such about her senior colleagues.
One Sirfetty wrote, “But most of them are not too healthy do you want them to die in silence… People helping them are not complaining.”
Ire Pictures wrote, “I’m a theatre practitioner and I can tell you for a fact that Aunty Jaye spoke the bitter truth… No association is responsible for your well-being.”
One glint beauty wrote, “She actually made a lot of sense! Everyone you are looking up to also has responsibilities, and Everyman should be for himself.”
“Some of those old actors lived a reckless life, they were not good to their families even their fans.
Some of them turned themselves to mini gods when they were in their prime while some were actually victims of circumstances.
Well , i hope they all find favour as they make their requests,” Elle banky wrote.
Jaiye Kuti celebrates 53rd birthday with love
Kemi Filani recalls that Jaiye Kuti marked her 53rd birthday amidst love and cheers from her fans, colleagues and families, who took to social media to celebrate her new age proudly.
The actress shared stunning photos of herself while she expressed gratitude to God for surviving her challenges in the last 365 days.
While she prayed for more years, the actress penned a sweet note to appreciate her husband and kids for their unending love and understanding.
She wrote: “It’s with great pleasure that am here to celebrate another year of my life. I am grateful for surviving all the challenges throughout the last 365 days and for turning a year older. May my years be long in good health and prosperity. I am lucky I know it. Thank you all. To all my brands. I thank you for the love and support always. To my relatives, fans and friends, I’ll choose you over and over again. To my husband and children am grateful for their unending love and understanding. To all my production houses iba yin o. E seun”.