Nigerian comedian and actor, Woli Arole has picked special interest in the little girl who went viral for lamenting bitterly to her mother.
The yet-to-be-identified girl became an internet sensation when a video of her asking her mother if she wanted to kill her (in Yoruba) went viral.
In reaction to the video, Woli Arole took to his Instagram page to reveal that he found the video amusing, and disclosed his intention to sponsor the girl’s education and general welfare.
He also urged anyone who knows her parents to reach out to him so he can meet with them, and convey his desire to sponsor her.
In his words,
“I particularly love this young girl, her video has gone viral and even a lot are using the sound from this video, it’s real and so funny, she’s saying “Do you want to kill me ni”. I laughed so much while watching this video.
“The Lord laid it in my heart to give her money and also be part of her life. I would love my team to meet her and she how we can be part of her journey from schooling to welfare. I really love the girl. Anyone that knows her or her parent tell them “Woli Arole says won le pa e, I personally owe her 100,000 Naira”. Anyone interested to be part of her life too is welcome.”
In different news, Woli Arole lambasted his colleague, Aisha Lawal, over claims that Yoruba actors own the Nollywood industry.
Aisha Lawal had, in a recent interview with Tribune, said;
“We own the industry. Go back to research. The industry belongs to the Yoruba people. If you go back to research, you will hear from people like Hubert Ogunde and Ade Love. I don’t want to go into details. But, if you go and research very well, you will discover that Yorubas own this industry, we started this industry. We messed up at some point, but we are not playing catch-up. We are there already. Now, everybody wants to shoot a Yoruba movie.”
Woli Arole in response said;
“Yoruba were part of the major origin of filmmaking in Nigeria. Google Hubert Ogunde.
“Nollywood is beyond being owned by a tribe. The growth became a collective effort, we can’t take away the Sam loco Efe, Osufia, even northern actors and actresses from it.
“The Igbos too did an awesome job in that industry. It’s a collective building.”