Bukunmi Oluwasina, a popular Nollywood actress, has reacted to the video of popular Nigerian actor, Sylvester Madu selling second-hand clothes also known as Okrika.
Recall that a Nigerian man with the TikTok handle @ejimaa came across the actor as he was sorting a bale of clothes in the market and filmed a video of him to share on the popular video-sharing platform.
In the clip, the 48-year-old movie star, who is well-known for playing tough characters in movies, is seen arranging his wares and selling them to people.
The video has since gone viral on social media, sparking mixed reactions from netizens, with some claiming that the actor was filming a movie in the market, while others asserted that there is nothing wrong with the actor having a legitimate side hustle apart from acting.
Reacting to the video, Bukunmi Oluwasina stated that the business Sylvester is doing was better than going out to beg or go out to steal.
In her words; “You all have so normalized the fake lives some celebs live on social media that you no longer see the pride and dignity in those who don’t join the trend but rather, choose to be themselves and do whatever they can to provide for their family.
“He is actually better than some of your role models, who borrow designers to take pix and post online, only to return them to the stores they bought them from or their owners.
“And shame on those recording him without his consent and those posting.
“At least he isn’t begging or stealing.
“He could even be on set.
“live and let others live.”