Veteran Nollywood Kanayo O. Kanayo has slammed those talking down on celebrities for not giving assistance to their sick colleague, actor Leo Mezie before death.
It would be recalled that Nollywood actor, Leonard Chimezie Onyemachi died on 14th May 2022.
The news was announced by Nollywood actress, Chioma Toplis in a post on her Instagram account as she shared a photo of the actor with a mourning caption; “Actor Leo Mezie is dead. He died on Saturday in Abuja while recovering from a kidney transplant. His corpse has been moved to Umuahia, his hometown. RIP Leo.”
Reacting to his death, some critics slammed celebrities in Nollywood who live extravagantly, but are unable to render assistance to their sick and destitute colleagues in need.
Responding to the statement, the veteran actor slammed those talking down on celebrities, but contribute nothing to a societal cause.
He concluded that such people were just looking for relevance and have nothing to offer.
He wrote: “Eteyi, you are an idiot to talk down on celebrities. Are you one? Are you of the Actor’s Union? Did anyone call for your assistance by any means. It’s only in Nigeria that nitwits like you talk about celebrities not doing anything or enough for a societal cause or one another. Looking at your page, you have no followership, therefore , it’s safe to conclude you are looking for relevance.”