Nigerian entertainer, Yhemo Lee has been captured on tape spraying the newly designed naira notes amid reports that it is scarce nationwide.
A video which surfaced on the internet shows him and a group of friends holding bundles of the new N500 note.
It sparked reaction because the currency is currently in limited supply so Nigerians were wondering how easy it was for the celeb to get the money.
Yhemo attended a friend’s wedding ceremony and after the reception they stepped out to a night club with the groom.
The singer and his buddies brought out stacks of money which they dropped on the groom.
Watch the video below:
Reacting, 2cuteofficial said; Them dey buy am oooo….. 1m to 1.2m 50k
9jalatest.com1; To show that yhemolee is way bigger than Carter Efe …
kwamezack_; Meanwhile he can’t give such amount to the poor on the street
shin_dara__; I withdraw 1k for POS yesterday night to spend am uptill now Dey do me one kain cause na 200 naira I use collect am and the wahala I pass through before I see am withdraw 😒
teeto__olayeni; Na bankers dey sell am to money changer,money changer con dey sell am to them for parties.
fashionbaby498; Some bankers will even take the money themselves to these people’s homes for exchange of money,na poor people dey suffer for Nigeria
Meanwhile a Kaduna man, James Auta has cried out after losing his wife and baby due to the country’s frustrating monetary and health policies.
His pregnant wife died after visiting a hospital in Kasuwan Magani, Kajuru Local government area of Kaduna state where he was unable to pay due to unavailability of the newly released naira notes.
Mr Auta disclosed that his wife was due for delivery but the hospital management insisted on advance payment before she will get attention.
Unfortunately she died because her husband, despite his efforts to withdraw money from the bank and other terminals, was unable unsuccessful.
The grieving man said he went with his wife to the hospital on Monday where the doctor asked him to deposit money before he could examine her.
He narrated; “I ran to my bank to withdraw money, but was told no money. I went back looking for POS operators, but I could not find any because, since the issue of new currency began, most POS operator locked up their business centre.”
Auta said that since he could not have access to his money, they decided to go back home, trusting God for safe delivery.
But his wife went into a labour at home late at night and he called a nurse in the neighbourhood but with the absence of medical facilities, the situation took a turn for the worse.
”My wife began labour around 11 pm. Since I could not withdraw any money, I called the attention of a nurse within our locality. But as my wife delivered, blood was coming out non-stop. All efforts by the nurse to stop the bleeding failed,” he said.