Nollywood actor Benson Okonkwo begs colleagues for funds to bury poisoned brother
Nollywood actor, Benson Okonkwo who is known for his erotic movie roles is grieving the death of his younger brother.
According to his Instagram post, Okonkwo further revealed that his brother died on Friday, July 2 after he was poisoned in Abuja.
The bereaved actor also took same opportunity to solicit funds from his colleagues and friends to help in facilitating the burial of the deceased.
Sharing photos of the his late younger brother, Benson Okonkwo wrote: “Greetings to everyone… I need your help in my trying time pleading to the general public… and celebrities all over the world I Lost my younger brother on Friday 2nd july..in abj…he was poisoned Am so devastated now plz I need your little support urgently for his burial arrangement plz nothing is small your 1k will go far may God reward you as you send your token.”
After his posts, some of his colleagues responded.
@emekaokoye14 wrote: “Oh take heart”
@effixzzyboss wrote: “Jesus! Benson, he is dead? OMG! My condolences to your family.”
It would be recalled that in an earlier interview with The Punch, Benson opened up on the some of the challenges he faced on his way to stardom.
He said: “It’s the same challenge that we all faced, like attending auditions upon auditions, especially in the early stages. One can go for auditions and not get a role.
Another challenge is financial challenges. As a young actor, one would likely be underpaid. And you’ll be left to fend for yourself. Like if you go for auditions, on some sets, it’s only the known face that gets food, others would starve or look for what to eat.”
Speaking on what stardom changed about him, Okonkwo said, “Stardom didn’t change me, I am still myself. Other than it affecting my privacy, I am an introverted person, so you’d always see fans come to say, ‘hello, hi’ and wanting to take pictures with you. But it’s for a good cause. It is part of what you sign for as a celebrity.”