In a recent development, Mr. Okechukwu Okereke, the husband of the late Nollywood actress Cynthia Okere, has opened up about the financial challenges his family is currently facing while trying to organize a fitting funeral ceremony for his beloved late wife.
Lamenting the Lack of Support from Actors Guild of Nigeria
Expressing his concerns, Mr. Okechukwu Okereke expressed disappointment with the Actors Guild of Nigeria for not extending any help to his family during this difficult time.
In a candid conversation with Vanguard, he shared that he has taken on the responsibility of being the primary organizer for his wife’s burial arrangements, with some assistance from his son.
Urgent Need for Financial Assistance for Dignified Send-Off
Emphasizing the urgent need for financial support, Mr. Okereke highlighted the importance of ensuring a dignified and respectful farewell for his late wife.
The financial constraints are evidently making it challenging for the family to give Cynthia Okere the farewell she deserves.
Tragic Circumstances Leading to Cynthia Okere’s Demise
Mr. Okereke shed light on the heartbreaking circumstances that led to his wife’s passing.
He revealed that her death was a result of the trauma she endured during a kidnapping incident the previous year.
Cynthia Okere had been in and out of the hospital following her abduction and subsequent release, only to meet an untimely demise just last month.
Plea for Support from Friends, Colleagues, and Admirers
Making a heartfelt plea, Mr. Okereke reached out to all those who knew and admired Cynthia Okere.
He urged her friends, colleagues, and admirers to come together and contribute towards providing her with a respectable and fitting funeral.
Financial Strain and Ransom Payment
Sharing some financial insights, Mr. Okereke disclosed that the family had borrowed N3.5 million in order to pay the ransom for Cynthia Okere’s release from captivity.
Unfortunately, this debt still lingers, further exacerbating the financial strain the family is currently facing.
In this difficult time of mourning and financial struggle, the support and unity of the community are of paramount importance to ensure that the late Nollywood actress Cynthia Okere gets the farewell she truly deserves.