Nollywood actor Yul Edochie has asked fans trying to solicit money from him to be considerate, he also teased that he only does money rituals in movies.
Despite the showbiz scene being completely at their wits end celebrities have been staging social media giveaways to somewhat cushion the effects of the dying economy and quarantine, especially on those below the penury line.
But, many fans have kept on sending their bank account numbers to Edochie, the actor took to his Twitter page to admonish his fans to understand that all citizens have been affected by the outbreak.
The actor who has been more active on his social media platforms since the lockdown began, has taken to his Twitter page to warn fans who still send their account details to him.
“Some folks are still sending me account numbers, after 3 weeks of lockdown. Come on now guys, na all of us dey the matter oo,” the Nollywood star wrote in pidgin English.
“Three weeks nothing don enter, no work. Na for film I dey do money ritual, it’s not real. I dey wait for alert from Federal Govt. e don red everywhere.”
Edochie is well-known for his roles in ritual-oriented Nollywood movies that show a different unique face to Africa. He once defended Nigerian producers after Babatunde Fashola, the minister for works and housing, had criticised them for making such films.
His recent comment comes after Gloria Young, a veteran actress, expressed concerns that entertainers might go hungry without alternative ways to work amid the ongoing lockdown.
It also follows after Yvonne Jegede warned that celebrities staging giveaways could soon start seeking financial aid as the lockdown continues to bite harder on pockets.