Veteran Nollywood Actor, Kenneth Aguba Reportedly Homeless
According to reports, making the rounds of the internet, veteran Nollywood actor, Kenneth Aguba is presently homeless and sleeping on the street.
Viral photos of the actor surfaced on all so media platforms and have stirred concern from fans and followers.
The photos show the veteran Nollywood star sitting in a shabby environment and looking downcast.
The actor, according to a well-meaning Nigerian who posted the pictures online, is currently homeless and without a place to stay. It’s gathered that Aguba currently stays in front of the old shop where the photos were taken.
Taking to the comments, a number of social media users alleged that the report was true, and that they had seen him sleeping on the street in Enugu.
An Instagram user @omapretty_14 wrote; “That man needs help. He doesn’t have a child or wife as I heard and I have seen him at Enugu sleeping from street to shops”.
Netizens also slammed the Actors Guild of Nigeria for neglecting one of their own. See some comments as you scroll.
@akach_me, “No ones fault shaa. If they paid you for your movies, I don’t know if it’s wise to seek sympathy.”
@kelvin_edum, “The same Nollywood where the girls are paid like Hollywood stars . SMH!!”
@_queen_berrywiz, “And I was just telling a friend today that this actors are not well paid or taken care of ￼￼￼ sad the Association is only after what comes in to their pocket ￼￼￼
Reacting to this claims, Kemi Adekomi the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President of the Guild, Emeka Rollas, in a statement released on Monday afternoon, said the Guild has in the past four years taken care of Aguba by providing him with accommodation and medical interventions until his case degenerated recently.
The statement read;
“The attention of the Actors Guild of Nigeria has been drawn to an online viral picture of veteran actor, Kenneth Aguba living on the street. The National President of the Guild, Ejezie Emeka Rollas wishes to state in clear terms that the Guild has never abandoned Kenneth Aguba.
“Enugu state chapter of the Guild and individual members have been supportive in both provision of accommodation and medical interventions in the past four years to the veteran actor until his matter which could be a spiritual issue, degenerated recently.
“The Guild just does not make public, issues regarding assistance to its members. The National President frowns at the shades thrown at the leadership of the Guild since the story went viral, describing it as the handwork of detractors which may not be unconnected with the present towering reputation of the Guild.
“Actors Guild of Nigeria wishes to reiterate that it welcomes inquiries on issues regarding welfare of members, as the Guild runs an open-door policy and calls on the public to always verify their stories before expressing not-so-palatable comments. Meanwhile, the National President wishes to thank good spirited members who have called to show concern and willingness to provide immediate intervention.”