Kanayo issues stern warning to Reno Omokri, VeryDarkman over comment on Mr Ibu’s health

Nigerian movie star, Kanayo O. Kanayo, has lambasted popular writer, Reno Omokri, and online activist, VeryDarkman, over their controversial comments regarding the ill health of John Okafor aka Mr Ibu.

He berated Omokri for dragging the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi into matter, by asking him to handle Ibu’s hospital bills.

Kanayo also slammed VeryDarkman for calling top actors ”shameless”, saying that it is an unruly and clout-seeking statement.

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Mr Ibu had earlier pleaded for assistance from his hospital bed while battling an undisclosed ailment that may cost him his leg.

Reacting to the viral video, Omokri said the comic actor endorsed and campaigned for Obi as his preferred candidate during the 2023 general elections and as a result, the LP flagbearer must help him in his time of need.

Reacting to his post, Kanayo in a clip shared on his Instagram page stated that giving is personal and should not be used to indict others.

The veteran actor captioned: “Gaining traction with someone’s misfortune, hand!cap, or ill luck is wicked. Give, if you have to, without calling for the attention of the social media.

One ‘ very dark man’ calling top actors, shameless is unruly and attention-seeking One Reno Omokri mentioning HE Peter Obi’s name in this is political and foolish. @realmribu please get well soon, nwanne.”

Kanayo said; “As actors, our heart goes out to our dear colleague, Mr Ibu. His family has done their best since it was reported last year. And now they have come out to say we have done our best, we need public support.

“Now, I condemn in strict terms Reno Omokri, who is coming to call Peter Obi’s name and so on. It is not a friendly thing. It’s wicked. And to Uche Maduagwu, who talked about shame on top actors. Shame on you too because you don’t have any value and level to call out our names.

“It’s an individual thing to support a colleague. It becomes a collective thing as Actors Guild of Nigeria. Don’t forget some people learn to give personally, privately. Even those who have given can also be appreciated on a scale of what they have given to John Okafor.”

“We appreciate your efforts in giving but nobody should use it as a platform to castigate or indict those who have not given. It’s wrong and we don’t support it. So, this is a warning. If you want to give, give.