Veteran Nigerian actor, Ernest Asuzu, is currently seeking financial assistance following a long battle with stroke.
In a video shared by an Instagram user, @bolingo2014 on Monday, Asuzu was seen shirtless at Justrite, a mall located at Oke Afa, Isolo.
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In the video, the poster expressed his disappointment at members of Nollywood for neglecting Asuzu, who used to be a vibrant actor.
“I’m directing this video to Nollywood. This is a star that everybody knows that he is in this kind of condition. We saw him at Justrite asking men for money when he has Nollywood people doing anything they like but they don’t know how to help themselves.
“So we are calling on Nollywood to come and assist their member. It is not only to act film, but this guy also cannot even walk. So they need to come to his aid not when he dies they will come and do big burial for somebody. Even Nigeria’s government needs to back the guy and know what is the problem, thank you,” he said.
Asuzu’s career took a nosedive a few years ago after fallen ill and his recovery journey has been slower than expected.
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In 2018, during an interview, Asuzu noted that he kept having sex during the period he was down with the stroke, adding that he feared his wife would desert him.
He said: “When I was down with a stroke, my wife was the only one who didn’t forsake me. It was a terrible situation because I did not work for three years, yet I was
“I must confess that I was afraid that my wife would leave me at that time. Though the illness was serious, it didn’t affect my sex life. Naturally, I am hyperactive in bed and I don’t joke with sex. I have been married officially for five years.”