Veteran Yoruba actress, Iya Gbonkan has lamented over not being able to afford a car after several years in Nollywood.
She said that she has been acting for decades yet she still hops on commercial buses to transport herself to different locations, even while on set.
The 64-year-old actress, fondly known for her diabolic roles in movies, lamented in a viral video about her situation and begged Nigerians for assistance. She called on people to celebrate her now she’s still among the living, not killing a cow when she has passed on.
Iya Gbonkan said: “I have been acting for decades yet I don’t have a car. I jump on buses every day. If I die now, you will kill a cow. Celebrate me now that I am alive. I need a car from my fans”.
Meanwhile in an earlier interview, comedian and actor, Stanley Chibunna, popularly known as Funny Bone said that acting does not pay his bills, so it is something he does for passion.
“Acting does not pay my bills. It is actually something I do for the passion; so, if I must do it, it must add value to my brand as a comedian.
“When I am really ready to do acting, I will take on roles that would show my range, depth and the profundity of my character. For now, I just do what I can do, as long as it adds value to my brand, he said”.