Video: Kanayo warns people to stop chasing clout with Mr Ibu’s illness
Nollywood legendary actor, Kanayo O. Kanayo is cautioning people especially Nigeria’s activist, Reno Omokri and controversial commentator, VeryDarkMan to desist from using Mr. Ibu’s name to gain traction.
Yesterday, veteran Nigerian comic actor, John Okafor fondly known as Mr Ibu shared a video announcing that he has been diagnosed with an illness that could the amputation of his legs. (VIDEO: Nollywood comic icon Mr. Ibu appeals for public support amidst amputation fears).
According to Mr Ibu, his doctor has said that if the prescribed medications do not work, his leg will be amputated.
Mr Ibu solicited help while asking for prayers to overcome his predicament.
The video sparked reactions with Reno Omokri calling out Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi to come to the aid of the veteran actor.
VeryDarkMan described the video as a shame on the Nollywood industry for its failure to set up a system that sees to the welfare of its legends.
Reacting, Kanayo O. Kanayo, via a video on his verified Instagram account, warned people not to use Mr Ibu’s illness to chase clout on social media.
Kanayo said in the video where he spoke in part both in English and Igbo language, “Hello friends, good morning. As actors, our heart goes out to our very dear colleague, John Okafor (Mr Ibu). His family have been doing their very best since he was reported sick last year and now they have come out to say that they have done their best and need public support. It is not in any sense wrong.
“Would you feel bad or better if we kept quiet and allow our colleague to die? I condemn in strict terms Reno Omokri who is calling Peter Obi’s name and so on. It is not a friendly thing, it is wicked; and the other guy, I think Uche Maduagwu talked about shame on top actors. Shame on you too. I say shame on you because you don’t have any value or level to call our names.
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