Nigerian stand-up comedy pioneer, Ali Baba has questioned the source of several Nollywood actresses’ wealth.
The comedian, in a video that has since gone viral on social media, questioned how most actresses, who were clearly newbies in the industry, had so much money to live luxurious lifestyles.
Ali Baba said, “How many movies have you done that gave you 45 million to buy a house? You that just joined the industry. The people that have been in the industry did not buy.”
He then went on to discuss his encounter with an unidentified Nollywood actress, whom a government official sponsored a trip to Dubai and then later appeared on social media to boast about it.
He said, “I may be tempted to mention names but I won’t. We went to Dubai one time and while we were waiting we saw this actress and we saw a particular protocol of a person. He comes later and gives her a key and she goes upstairs. A few days later I see her posting…the ones that do business we know them, you’ll come here and be putting them on high jump.”
Alibaba also made fun of Nollywood actresses, who exclusively appear in Yoruba films, yet have accumulated enormous wealth.
He said, “Even if they pay you 5 million per movie how many movies do you do in a year? We know the ones that use their mileage and popularity to do business. But the ones we know cannot even act in an English movie it has to be ‘kilo so pe’ that kind of movie, you will now come and tell me you raised 125 million to buy a house in Lekki phase one.
“Next thing they are talking about people you will now be putting mouth, ‘what is wrong with this man? He can put his thing inside his pant.”