Veteran Nollywood actress, Hilda Dokubo has reacted to the $100k demanded ransom for her kidnapped colleagues: Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel as she stirs reactions with a subtle revelation about the movie industry.
Lamenting the abductors’ huge demand, Hilda revealed that some actors paint the wrong picture on social media which are not actually true in real life.
She added that the kidnappers unfortunately misjudged the financial status of the actors for them to demand such an amount of money.
“And they (kidnappers) think that as it is in the movies that is how it is in real life. What a life! Where will we get one hundred thousand USdollars from? God save all of us from this pain and give us your grace for this period,” the actress bewailed.
Hilda, who submitted via her Instagram page that the wrong pictures on social media by actors are only in line with the “Show” part of SHOWbiz, noted: “One hundred thousand USDollars ransom demand for 2 decent hardworking Nigerians whose only offence is that they were returning from work!
“Nollywood is about moving from one level of begging for alms to save an ill or dying colleague to now facing the worse of fears over two of their colleagues facing God knows what in the hands of kidnappers!
“Where will we turn if not the public using our social media platforms! Well… Finally the kidnappers have made their demands. They want money! 100M USdollars! From where.
“Unfortunately they misjudged the financial status of the actors they kidnapped! And think that as it is in the movies that is how it is in real life. What a life! Where will we get one hundred thousand USdollars from? God save all of us from this pain and give us your grace for this period.
“I know some actors paint the wrong picture on social media all the time but it is only in line with the “Show” part of SHOWbiz. Hopefully you’ll understand what I mean.
“I am pained because know this two personally, have worked with them and know the truth of how it is with them.
“Just been asking myself one question all day, How much does an average actor make in Nigeria?”
Reacting, one of her followers @Jareberg wrote: “We understand that the fake life by some actors drive this unreasonable demand, Hopeful they are released.”
@Don Dee: “Fake life everywhere. Thank you ma for the revelation.”