Nollywood actor, Alex Ekubo, is heartbroken! Reason: For him, living in Nigeria has become like living in hell.
According to the thespian, he yearns for lasting solutions to the numerous problems bedeviling the country at the moment. He recently lamented to Inside Nollywood: “I’m tired. I’m done pretending. I’m heartbroken. How do you tell a homeless person not to wash his dirty linen in public when clearly he lives in public view? Living in Nigeria has become like living an unending episode of a series of unfortunate events, we can’t seem to catch a break. We have always suffered what my dad described as ‘the tragedy of foisted leaders’. The leaders constantly tell us that we are the leaders of tomorrow, yet 80 and above still cling to power like it’s their oxygen tank.”
Ekubo continued: “I once likened Nigeria to the proverbial ‘small dog with a big name’ after filming in Cameroon for eight days without experiencing power outage. They called me unpatriotic, they asked for my head on a plate, they called me a sellout but the truth is, since I was born, I have never experienced steady power supply in my country.
It is important to note I turned 32 in April. Please, nobody should tell me to pray for Nigeria. INEC would not count your prayer points. I’ve been praying all my life and nothing has changed, I want to give heaven a break. This is a call to action, we need to get our PVC and end this before it ends us.