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Chief Lari Williams Goes Blind & Homeless After Eviction From Lagos Home, Nigerian Actor Cries Out

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Chief Lari Williams Goes Blind & Homeless After Eviction From Lagos Home, Nigerian Actor Cries Out

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June 23, 2015 – Chief Lari Williams Goes Blind & Homeless After Eviction From Lagos Home, Nigerian Actor Cries Out For Help

Today, a veteran movie star, Lari Williams cried out that he needed help from kind-hearted Nigerians because he’s about to lose his sight.

Hear what the homeless actor told News Agency of Nigeria this afternoon in Lagos:

“I have heard people say that the Lagos State or the Federal Government had given me a two-bedroom flat somewhere, it is all lies,”

“We served this country and helped to build the entertainment sector that a lot of people are benefiting from today, but there is nothing for people like me to show for it.

“Most of us are left unsung because of the kind of structure that is being run; we should be having benefits like the civil servants.

“In other climes, artists live on government subventions and are structured in such a way that they earn from their creative works,”.

“Nigerian cultural policy should be looked into so as to fashion out ways that can benefit the government and the practitioners.

“The present government should be very careful in whom it will appoint as ministers, that it will sent to the arts sector. We need hands-on individuals to be made ministers.

“Government needs to have time for the creative sector so that it can have a voice, arts has been the unfortunate ministry.

“If it is well structured, then we can stop dying poor.

“Look at Femi Robinson who played the second headmaster-character in the Village Headmaster: a Nigerian television drama, Dan Maraya Jos and others, they all died with nothing.

“We are not handing over what we have in us to the next generations; because the room was not created for that,”.

Sad!!!

8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. dem

    June 23, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    Pathetic, see what is coming out from this man . While you were working, did you pay tax at all, how many charity organization did you support ? We’re YOU not paid during the process, how many wives and concumbines did you cater for including children . Please do not blame anyone for your calamity . You make the hale while the sunshine . If you are requesting for pension, what about other private business owner . I am really Fed up of all this nollywood that are nothing and think they are something . If you know you can live in the town , please head to village where you have it easy. Do you know how many people the govt need to cater for . As you claimed about the foreign actor, do you know how much tax they contributed to their economy before earning pension . Pls say what you know and consult your family for help. Wish you quick recovery

    • Observer

      June 23, 2015 at 7:26 PM

      @dem-If you cannot help this man, then why don’t you let him be; rather than you heaping insults on the man, for your information the man is Lari Williams, he is not just any nonentity Nollywood actor, this man was already acting before the advent of Nollywood or is it Igbowood that they call it.
      What the man, Lari ,is saying is quite true hence; this so called Nollywood industry does not have any viable structure in place that can sustain genuine talents, like the one of Lari Williams- no thanks to all those criminals and illiterates from Alaba market who pirate artist’s sweat and hard work.
      So please don’t say things you don’t know, and reading from your comments I’m not sure you know this man called Lari Williams.
      If you cannot help the man or offer any positive advice .Please don’t add to the problem.

      • K

        April 10, 2016 at 8:31 AM

        THANKS, OBVIOUSLY HE DIDN’T KNOW WHOM LARI WILLIAMS IS… THANKS FOR EDUCATING HIM

  2. Kumasi boy

    June 23, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    He has a more serious problem and it is money.

  3. ocpeace

    June 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    what did he use his money and fame to do? chase beautiful women and galavanting in his hey days………..08057323826

  4. JABO

    June 24, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    I WEEP FOR THIS NEW GENERATION. I WISH THOSE COMMENTING ABOVE KNEW THOSE ACTORS OF YESTER YEARS i.e. LARI WILLIAM, DELA WILLIAM,JOHNSON (OKORO)MELVILN OBREYANGO, IBIDUN ALLISON, TAIWO OBILEYE, YOMI OBILEYE,FEMI ROBINSON, OLU JACOB, WALE AMELE, JUSTIN ESIRI, TAIWO AJAYI-LACCERET, IDEMUDIA OF THE HOTEL DE JORDAN, (GARUBA AND SISI CLARA OF THE VILLAGE HEADMASTER) ETC. THEY LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR YOUR SO CALLED NOLLYWOOD WHO ARE NOW ENJOYING THE FRUITS) THESE ARE CRACKED AND PROFESSIONAL ACTORS OF HIGH REPUTE. AT THAT TIME THEY WERE ACTING JUST FOR PLEASURE AND ENTERTAINING TELEVISION VIEWERS NOT NECESSARILY FOR MONETARY GAIN.

    I WOULD LIKE TO APPEAL TO LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT,OTHER CORPORATE BODIES AND HIGH NETWORTH INDIVIDIALS TO COME TO LARI WILLIAM’S AID. THE GOOD LORD WILL BLESS YOU.

    THANK YOU.

  5. ad

    June 26, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    it is so very sad, when you see and read of these stories

  6. Maryf

    April 10, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    Its so so painful to see this man like this. Like seriously, the people that started this Nollywood industry and are not too relevant as at then and even now are dying poor, because then, they were paid less (N30,000 or N25,000) unlike now that an actress/actor is paid N1.5m or N1m just to art. Things were really difficult then for them and the ones that cannot withstand it left poor while the ones that stayed are making money now. Sorry man, but you would have managed the little you had then to establish yourself in something that would been paying you now.

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