Veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Silva in a chat with Sunday Scoop has expressed the opinion that she believes those who help sick actors shouldn’t publicise it.
According to the award-winning actress, she prays every day that she wouldn’t need to seek help from the public because of the humiliation other veterans have suffered.
She wondered why one will assist someone and also use it as a leverage for their career. She said,
“I appreciate the work and sacrifices of Baba Suwe and other ailing veterans. They have done what they enjoyed doing but they did it at the expense of their lives. I feel they are entitled to support from the public because they have given too much to society. But I don’t think it is right for you to tell the world that you helped someone. If I come to you for help, I should not see it on the pages of newspapers. Why would you assist me and use it to give yourself some leverage? Why put me in a humiliating position?”
She went on to add that it is pertinent for all actors to start thinking of their future. Silva added,
“I don’t think there is anyone in the industry that is not aware of the likelihood of getting broke and this has made us lose good actors in Nollywood. Some people left acting when they saw that it was no longer self-sufficient.”