Ayo Makun, Nigerian stand-up comedian better known as AY, has poured out his frustration on some social media users who are in the habit of asking popular figures like himself for money without realizing that they go broke too.
The Nollywood actor took to Instagram on Wednesday where he made an analogy of himself staking N1 million and attracting “family and friends” who come with financial needs that are in excess of the available sum.
“From not wanting to disappoint anybody, people consistently expect us to please everyone. It’s only in Nigeria that your N1 million will attract 20 family and friends with 100k problems each. Why do they always fail to understand that if you give everybody, you would go broke too?,” he wrote.
“People around you should understand that you cannot please everyone all the time. It usually ends up being a terrible move whenever you try to do that amongst people who fail to understand, or lack appreciation for even the little you do.
“We can only appreciate the sermon of ‘Give and it will come back to you’ when you are in a position to give. There’s always going to be someone disappointed, so you might as well make yourself happy and be you. ‘Givers never lack’ no mean say make you lack sense. According to Timaya, I can’t Kill Myself”.
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People around you should understand that you cannot please everyone all the time. It usually ends up being a terrible move whenever you try to do that amongst people who fails to understand, or lack appreciation for even the little you do. We can only appreciate the sermon of 'Give and it will come back to you…' when you are in position to give. There's always going to be someone disappointed, so you might as well make yourself happy and Be You. 'Givers never lack' no mean say make you lack sense. According to Timaya 'I CAN'T KILL MYSELF'.
AY had also pleaded that online begging should be done responsibly on Monday.
Omoni Oboli, a Nollywood actress, had similarly taken a critical shot at Nigerians who take to social media platforms to solicit funds from celebrities and urged juveniles to strive for financial independence by hustling.
“Forget packaging o, I have sold secondhand clothing in Lagos. I used to cook from my house, pack up the food and take to offices to sell as lunch. I cooked for occasions all by myself even with nine months pregnancy. I used to stand for hours pregnant with swollen feet to weave and braid hair for money,” she said.
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