Sonia Ogiri, a Nollywood actress, has questioned Nigerian celebrities about their penchant for remaining silent about issues in the country until they worsen.
While lamenting the state of the economy on her Instagram story, she questioned why celebrities are now speaking out about food price increases. She wondered if they were whining or if they were pretending to be connected to the masses.
She also questioned why they remained silent when they were obligated to speak up until things became worse.
Describing it as medicine after death, she told them to stop deceiving the poor Nigerians with their narrative of them suffering.
“I laugh in Swahili. Why are some celebrities speaking up now about the hike in foodstuff? Una dey whine una sef or just complaining so ordinary Nigeria go think. Say you dey feel wetin them dey feel? Why do some Nigerian celebrities keep mute when they’re supposed to speak up at the right time before things become b*d? Why medicine after death? Stop deserving the poor Nigerians with the narrative of you’re also suffering hardship.
Things are so hard in Nigeria for common Nigerians”.