BY ADEOLA AKINSEMOYIN
Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu who ruled Nigerian television screens over a decade ago is now practically living from hand to mouth and is blaming his colleagues for not helping him.
The actor who suffered a stroke recently was allegedly spotted by Daily Independent at Shoprite Surulere begging for alms from shoppers.
He recounted his ordeal while in the hospital to the news outlet saying, “I was in LASUTH for two months, three days and for that long, nobody from Nollywood, not even Ibinabo [Fiberesima], visited me. And she heard that I was admitted there. My friends told her that I was down with stroke and she pretended as if she didn’t hear. It’s not fair. I’m a human being too.“
Asuzu who appeared in over 20 movies before his disappearance from the filmmaking scene continued, “I am limping right now, because I have stroke. I am limping because my people don’t care. I’m limping because the industry is already messed up. I don’t know what Ibinabo is doing. Ibinabo is just gallivanting. She is having fun and that is not the reason we put her there. She should go out there and fight for our people.“
The actor joins a growing list of actors who claim to have been neglected by their colleagues when they needed most.