Seasoned Nigerian actor, Hanks Anuku has cried out for help and support as he revealed that he’s been jobless for years.
Hanks opened up on his struggles and called on the Delta State Governor, Sheriff Oborevwori, and his fans to come to his aid.
The thespian was reacting to the viral video of him working as a fuel attendant at gas station in Delta State. He said despite being a legend, he has been feeding from hand to mouth.
He said, “I have worked for this country. I have attained the height of being a legend. But I’ve had no job for, God knows, how many years. And I expect that Nigerians will also know that I did it all for them.
“I just gonna ask Governor Sheriff [Oborevwori] to please send support to me. And my fans who truly love and appreciate the works I’ve done for them, if you think you truly love me, may God help you all to help me.”
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Nollywood actor and show host, Joseph Benjamin, has revealed that he turned to a cab driver after relocating to the United States of America.
He recalled being stranded when he left Nigeria for U.S. in the hopes of breaking into Hollywood after someone promised him movie gigs.
Benjamin said the person disappointed him so he had to dive into the taxi business to make a living. The 46-year-old thespian said the person who took him to America revealed that their financiers had pulled out and being that he bought one-way ticket, he was left stranded.
He said; I got to America on a promise that I had some gigs waiting for me. So I thought I was going to have a soft landing there. I packed up everything from Nigeria, bought a one-way ticket, and came to America.
I was put in a well-furnished house and all of that. Then two days later, the person who I was supposed to book a deal with said to me, ‘Those our financiers have pulled out. They have an issue.’ So, I said, what do I do? He was like, ‘From next month on, you will have to start paying rent in this house.’ The amount of the one-month rent was equivalent to a one-year rent in Nigeria.
I’m like, ‘I’m not earning any money so what do I do?’ I don’t know what to do. So, shot into that life, I had to figure out what to do. I had nowhere to go. Nothing to turn to. My phone was buzzing, like, ‘When are you coming back to Nigeria? We have this gig for you.’ Teju, $1,500 was all I came to America with. How do I buy a ticket to go back to Nigeria?