Africans Mistake Popularity for Being Rich — Nigerian Comedian AY

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Nigerian comedian Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY, has called on fans of celebrities not to think that just because someone is popular, it means they are rich.

AY revealed many celebrities live poor lives beyond the glamour that they serve up on social media.

He made his thoughts known in a post on social media, arguing that it’s one of the biggest secrets in showbiz that most entertainers are only popular but not rich.

You would think he was talking about Ghanaian celebrities in his piece, considering most of our celebrities have the ‘popular but not rich’ disease that he’s talking about.

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The Ghanaian movie industry is dead and is now home to jobless slay queens and kings doing anything to stay relevant. Music doesn’t pay much better and living fake lives is killing most of our celebrities and leading them into dangerous ashawobrity lifestyles.

AY might be talking about Nigeria but he might as well be talking about our own industry.

Read his post below…

SHOWBIZ SECRETS 101

“Being famous is mostly mistaken for serious wealth and riches by the people around entertainers.

The more reason they always get DMs from fans, or calls from friends and family asking for one assistance or the other on a daily basis.

Popularity is not an accurate measurement of a man’s worth in the face showbiz. Many entertainers are like mannequins who samples your dream lives for your entertainment pleasure.

So always look beyond the cars they drive in the movies, the beautiful houses in the music videos, and all the expensive clothes that they put on to give you a perfect television picture.

They are 100% human with high maintenance realities that must match what you see on the big screen. WE NEED HELP TOO.”

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SHOWBIZ SECRETS 101 Being famous is mostly mistaken for serious wealth and riches by the people around entertainers. The more reason they always get DMs from fans, or calls from friends and family asking for one assistance or the other on a daily basis. Popularity is not an accurate measurement of a man's worth in the face showbiz. Many entertainers are like mannequins who samples your dream lives for your entertainment pleasure. So always look beyond the cars they drive in the movies, the beautiful houses in the music videos, and all the expensive clothes that they put on to give you a perfect television picture. They are 100% human with high maintenance realities that must match what you see on the big screen. WE NEED HELP TOO. NOTE. The #merrymen are coming back to the cinemas

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Source: GhanaCelebrities.Com


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