Mercy Aigbe, others in Fresh Troubles as Fans Attack Celebs
Yoruba Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe and some of her colleagues have been heavily criticized for coming together to beg members of the public for funds on behalf of colleague, Kemi Afolabi, who is battling lupus.
Movie stars Mercy Aigbe, Sola Kosoko, and Yomi Fabiyi among others were seen in an emotional video where they talked about their ailing colleague and how she needs money to carry on with her life
In the emotional video, Mercy Aigbe specifically mentioned that Afolabi who is her friend has been battling the life-threatening ailment for two years all on her own.
This strategy did not go down well with some followers online who came across the video on social media as they weren’t entirely pleased with the line of action trailed by the famous movie stars.
An enraged fan wondered how the superstars have gotten comfortable with the idea of running to the public to seek funds whenever they are battling medical challenges. According to her, it shouldn’t be so hard for the movie stars who are fond of flaunting luxury lifestyles on social media to cough out a million or two for their sick colleague.
A fan wrote “it appears the entertainers are starting to take members of the public for fools which is why they have no shame in coming out to seek funds”.
She continued that it would have made more sense if they announced that they have raised about N200 million and only need the public to complement their efforts also submitting that if they are indeed guilty of showing off fake lives online and making people think they are rich, they are consequently jeopardizing those who are really in need of help.
Some of the reactions include: users dohaty9 “U guys just funny 10 of ur actress or actors can’t contribute 1m each to saved her life or all luxurious cars houses fake activities. To obtain Nigeria citizens money with fake crying.”
asakett said: “True talk ,they shuld all sell their luxuries to help there fellow colleague nd stop coming to the public for help if they really love their colleague as they have said .mtchew.”
judysmiles_ said: “Honestly cos people post things online doesn’t mean they have struggles we don’t know how much they’ve raised on their own and why they are coming out to solicit for funds, stop this entitlement mentality and help someone if you want to
Meanwhile, It was reported in the media previously that Kemi Afolabi opened up in an interview about her battle with Lupus which is an incurable disease. Not only does the actress have four more years to live according to doctors, but she also spends over a million naira weekly on her treatments. Nigerians sympathized with the actress as they advised her to seek help and final healing from God.