Nollywood actor, Saidi BaloActor Lateef Adedimeji rejoices as Austria honours him in grand stylegun has called for measures to be put in place to protect actors.
The veteran had reacted to the viral video of actor, Taiwo Hassan better known as Ogogo being harassed in Ilaro.
Hours ago Taiwo Hassan couldn’t keep calm when touts approached him in Ilaro.
Sharing his side of the story, the veteran revealed that he had gone to his hometown of Ilaro to inspect a project when unknown guys walked up to him for the normal self-appraisals.
All of which was to collect money from him which he eventually succumbed to.
However, one of the guys, who seemed to have the actor in mind, dragged him after draining his wallet to engage in a scuffle.
The actor flared up and lost his cool when the tout who held tightly to his agbada said he wouldn’t leave him until he meets their demand.
The tout told Taiwo to do his worse, and at that instant, the actor flared up and blows were exchanged.
As always, the other touts joined their colleague in fighting the actor and his partner.
In the video he uploaded on Instagram, one of the touts seemed to have damaged the actor’s car.
Telling his side of the story, the actor said,
“Before bloggers pick this up, let me tell my side of the story and truth. Was in Ilaro my hometown, for an inspection of a project, after which some unknown guys walked up to me for the normal appraisals.
We watch your movie
Give up money
We watched you all through our childhood
All these as an actor we hear every day, I offer all I had on me and one of them dragged me by my agbada and demanded an amount I can’t pay. Asked him to leave me, he said “Do your worse” the rest is the story. Please stop harassing actors or entertainers, do you pay anyone for doing your job, No it’s our job too. Accept all we offer when we do. Remember, once a boxer always a boxer”.
Weighing in, Saidi Balogun questioned when such harassment of artists would stop as it is getting ridiculous.
The ex-husband of Faithia Williams vowed to start taking strict actions to protect themselves.
“When will harassment of artists stop? It is really getting ridiculous. We will start taking strict actions to protect ourselves!!!”.