Veteran actress, Patience Ozokwor has revealed why her colleagues come to the social space to beg for finance to settle hospital bills.
Gatekeepers News reports that Mama G as she is popularly known said the luxurious lifestyle some actors live is one of the reasons for such predicament.
Patience said they are unable to save a substantial amount of money because they have to play to the gallery by adorning themselves with expensive attires that might not be worn for a second time.
She explained that despite being paid well as actors, there are a lot of financial pressures on them from family members and acquaintances.
The legendary thespian pointed out that actors no longer make money when they fall sick, hence the resolve to seek public assistance to pay their medical bills.
The Nollywood legend disclosed this in a recent interview, a clip of which was shared on Tiktok by KWS Nigeria.
She said, “Some of us are paid well but before this sickness gets, nobody helps you because everybody feels you’ve a lot of money. And you’re managing it with your family. Also nobody pays you anymore when you’re on that sick bed. Because it’s when you’re healthy that you can be shooting movies and getting money. The illness has kept you out for a long time and the money you saved has been exhausted.
“And you know, because of the nature of our job, we are heavy-spenders. The clothes you wear matters to the world. We call it packing. The way you packaged yourself. The worst is that you can’t even repeat your expensive clothes. These are the things that make us spend a lot of money. And then people pounce on you, they feel you’ve a lot of money because they see your face everywhere. I know how many people have come to this house today to ask for help.”