Mofe Duncan, Nigerian actor, has slammed critics on social media who doubted the actual price of a bunch of plantains he bought.


Concerns have continued to mount in some quarters over the surging prices of food items in the country amid widespread hardship.

TheCable had also examined the astronomical jump in prices of major food items in markets across the country.

But on Monday, Duncan had taken to his Instagram page to lament about buying the four fingers of plantain for N6,000.


His now-deleted post had sparked a prolonged controversy on the social media platform, with some users accusing him of lying.

But in a series of follow-up posts, Duncan hit back at his critics, wondering why those who were not there with him when he bought the plantain would claim he was not telling the truth.


He also called out people who habitually criticise comments made by celebrities in the country.

“…so plantain is causing problem like this? Country has issues, celebrities keep quiet, they’re accused. They make statement, they’re liars…the people always fight or question posts so vehemently even if a post was designed to favour them in the long run,” he wrote.

“It wasn’t their money, it wasn’t their plantain yet they have ideas that I dey lie. It’s crazy though, they weren’t there yet they were so sure of the facts.

“After driving for one hour to find plantain, N6,000 was a small token to pay for my own happiness, yet I dey lie. Being famous is a curse sometimes.”


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