Controversial activist VeryDarkMan has expressed his frustration and disappointment with Nollywood as a whole in a video following the release of a video in which Mr. Ibu appealed for assistance with his hospital bills.
Mr. Ibu, a legendary figure in Nollywood, celebrated his birthday with his family and used the occasion to request public help for his medical condition.
This video seemed to anger VeryDarkMan, who swiftly criticized the Nollywood industry. He argued that Mr. Ibu should not be in a position where he has to publicly ask for help, which he sees as an indication of a lack of structural support within the movie industry.
VeryDarkMan acknowledged Mr. Ibu’s legendary status and his contributions to the film industry, and he lamented the lack of respect many Nigerians have for such legends. He proposed that Nollywood should have a system in place to provide pensions or support for legends like Mr. Ibu.
He concluded the video by urging his over six hundred thousand followers to contribute at least one thousand Naira to assist Mr. Ibu in getting the necessary surgery. This call for support reflects a broader conversation about the welfare and support systems for veteran actors and artists in the Nigerian entertainment industry.