Popular Nigerian actor, Chinedu Ikedieze, popularly known as Aki has cried out over the alarming rate of online beggars.
The legendary actor took to Instagram to lament over the numerous people sliding into his Direct Message, DM, to seek assistance.
In a video on his page, Aki said someone even dared to send him a message asking for $35,000 while another person sent him a DM requesting $12,000.
An angry Aki made it clear that the outrageous monetary requests do not only come from Nigerians.
He appealed to social media users to be conscious of the fact that celebrities also have responsibilities as well.
He stated that he can’t go about giving in to people’s demands, especially during this hard time.
‘This is getting out of hand. How can you people turn my DM to Bank of Industry? If I open my DM is always Oga please, please, please’ Jesus! It is too much. The way you guys beg it is like we do not have responsibilities. If I start to share the money like that it will finish.
Imagine somebody was begging me for $35, 000. That is how much in Naira? Approximately twenty-something Million.
Another one was asking me for $12, 000 that he wants to pen a shop. The problem is even that it is not just Nigerians.” he said.