…By Larry John for TDPel Media.
Nollywood actor Pariolodo recently took aim at Bolaji Amusan, also known as Mr Latin, the president of TAMPAN (Theater Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria).
In a public video, Pariolodo expressed his disappointment and frustration with Mr Latin for failing to assist him in his time of need.
He highlighted Mr Latin’s lack of support despite his long-standing presence in the industry, having started his acting career in 1976, long before Mr Latin was even in secondary school.
Pariolodo made it clear that they are not on the same level, both in terms of age and career.
Criticism for Not Extending Help Based on Association
Pariolodo criticized Mr Latin for refusing to help him on the grounds that he is not a member of TAMPAN.
He questioned whether it was TAMPAN that provided assistance to other industry veterans like Iya Gbonkan, Lalude, and others.
Pariolodo emphasized that he did not want to be used as a means for Mr Latin to gain popularity among his fans.
He urged Mr Latin not to focus on clout but rather to genuinely support those in need.
Generous Support from Nigerians
In a turn of events, Pariolodo’s plea for help touched the hearts of many.
After sharing a video revealing his hardships, including an incomplete residence and the urgent need for reliable transportation, Nigerians rallied behind him.
Pastor Gabriel, known for his assistance to veteran actress Iya Gbonkan, contacted Pariolodo and went live on video to raise awareness about his situation.
This led to an overwhelming response, with netizens contributing a total of N6 million.
As a result, Pariolodo was presented with a brand new 2014 model Toyota Camry, along with foodstuffs and household items, providing him with some much-needed relief.
A Display of Support and Unity in the Nollywood Community
The generous support received by Pariolodo reflects the compassion and unity within the Nollywood community.
Despite the initial criticism directed towards Mr Latin, Pariolodo’s story served as a reminder of the power of collective assistance.
The intervention of Pastor Gabriel and the generosity of Nigerians demonstrated the willingness of people to come together and support those in need within the industry.
Pariolodo’s story is a testament to the strength and resilience of the Nollywood community, highlighting the positive impact that can be made when individuals unite to help one another.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn