Popular Nollywood actor, Mike Ezuruonye, took to his Instagram account on Tuesday (May 12), to call out an unknown celebrity for living a fake life after buying a G-Wagon without having a house or apartment of his own to sleep in.
The actor, who once produced a movie on this very same act in 2018, went on to write about how the person is currently asking for relief materials to help him survive through the current coronavirus epidemic, which has seen many people, especially entertainers, be out of jobs temporarily.
The post (video above) takes me back to the movie Lagos Real Fake Life, which showed different people living different fake lives in Lagos just to appear glamorous, rich, and like a celebrity even when they have nothing of note to their name.
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough”
― Oprah Winfrey
Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with having nothing to your name, but the fact that one who has nothing poses as if he/she has the world definitely reeks of low self-esteem and very sad behaviour.
In fact, people who own nothing are richer in both heart and materials than people who live fake lives.
This isn’t the first time a celebrity will call out people (both other celebs and individuals alike) for posing for the gram with money that would have been better used as capital for actual revenue-generating businesses.
Veteran comedian, Ali Baba, as well as ace Nollywood actors Richard Mofe-Damijo, Joke Silva, and Ayo Mogaji have all in one way or the other called out other celebrities in such category as well as advised them to be real.
In an interview with Vibe NG in 2018, Mike Ezuruonye spoke about his movie Lagos Real Fake Life and went on record with CinemaShed (video below) saying what inspired him to make the movie which is available to watch on Netflix.
The real truth about this is it doesn’t seem like it will change anytime soon. There will always be fake people who were influenced by the pressures of social media, and who will, in turn, influence others as well to take up the sad mantle.
It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People