Award-winning stand-up comedian Ali Baba has clarified his earlier attack on Nollywood actresses over their source of wealth.
A video of him lambasting Nollywood actresses over their source of wealth made rounds on the net.
This came after kidnappers snatched away two veteran Nollywood stars and demanded $100k. Although they were later released after they paid a lesser ransom.
In a new video released on IG, Ali Baba attacked actresses over their means of livelihood, asking them how many movies they have acted for them to be able to afford a millionaire house.
To buttress his point, the comedian who said he was tempted to mention names, cited an example of an actress he met in Dubai who was sponsored to lounge in Dubai and later came online to make it seem like she paid for the hotel expenses.
“How many movies have you done that gave you 45 million to buy a house? You that just joined the industry. The people that have been in the industry did not buy,” he said.
“I may be tempted to mention names but I won’t. We went to Dubai one time and while we were waiting we saw this actress and we saw a particular protocol of a person. He comes later and gives her a key and she goes upstairs. A few days later I see her posting…the ones that do business we know them, you’ll come here and be putting them on high jump,”
“Even if they pay you 5 million per movie how many movies do you do in a year? We know the ones that use their mileage and popularity to do business. But the ones we know cannot even act in an English movie it has to be ‘kilo so pe’ that kind of movie, you will now come and tell me you raised 125 million to buy a house in Lekki phase one”.
“Next thing they are talking about people you will now be putting mouth, ‘what is wrong with this man? He can put his thing inside his pant’.
Setting the records straight, Ali Baba stated that the video was made a year older when Obi Cubana threw a lavish burial ceremony for his mother.
He revealed that he was on set when his phones started buzzing and it was revealed to him that a video he made a year ago was trending.
Ali Baba stated that the video was posted to speak to the hypocrisy that followed the girls that went to Oba for Obi Cubana’s mother’s burial.
Nigerian media personality, Latasha Ngwube had called out stand-up comedian, Ali Baba for slamming Nollywood actresses over their means of income.
Reacting Latasha Ngwube said Ali Baba was not the person best suited to take on this topic because it was beneath him and smacks of sexism.
Speaking further, Latasha urged him to focus on men as well because many male actors are also doing the “wrong things” and engaging in illicit sexual activity with (older) women for pay.
”With all due respect Uncle Ali, I don’t think you’re the person best suited to take on this topic. I think it’s beneath you and smacks of sexism. There are many male actors who are also doing the “wrong things” and engaged in illicit sexual activity with (older) women for pay and even other senior men. Your approach sounds like an attack on women when we should be focused on all genders and the pressures they put men and women under with their deceptive lifestyle. P.s. even those you identified that do business, it’s still not guaranteed that their ways are pure”.