Earnest Asuzu is dead after being in low health for so many years. His death adds to the alarming number of Nollywood actors who have died.
It is now so alarming that people on social media are saying a Nollywood acting career should be avoided.
A lot of these dead actors didn’t die of mysterious circumstances. They died of long term illness. Prince James Uche and Ashley Nwosu come to mind.
The Actors Guild of Nigeria should form a mutual insurance benefit society where every member registers in case they fall seriously ill. Or they should register them in HMOs (health management organizations).
If such arrangements existed, many of these guys wouldn’t have died.
Nollywood Actors Need Higher Pay
Another things is that producers should please increase the payments to these thespians. I think many of these actors are underpaid and still cannot get normal jobs because people consider them to be rich celebrities.
Meanwhile, reverse is often the case, while they are forced to fake it with nothing. If they board Okada, bloggers and fans raise alarm. So, they are forced to use their last card to enter high class taxis like Uber or even buy a car when they are finding feeding difficult.
Rest in peace, Earnest Asuzu.