Why actors solicit for funds when they are ill – Patience Ozokwor

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Veteran actress, Patience Ozokwor, has revealed why her colleagues are trooping out to solicit money for their health.

In a viral video on Tiktok, the actress said their profession has allowed them to be public and are often criticised for their lifestyle.

She said as celebrities, they are expected to wear expensive clothes, buy expensive cars and live extravagantly or they are criticised for not having money.

Patience continued that these lifestyle and maintaining it can be so expensive and it doesn’t help to save up for the future.

She went further to state that they get paid according to what they do and if an ailment stops them from working, they end up becoming broke because that’s the nature of their job. You get paid as you work.

The actress said, “Some of us are paid well but before this sickness get, 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 that have come to this house today to ask for help.”

Several actors have gone public to solicit for funds in the last years raising concerns for the movie industry.

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