The veteran actor had cried out for help after his house located in Oke Isagun community of Oke Odo LGA in Lagos was destroyed by floods.
In reaction to his plea for help, several celebrities and well-meaning Nigerians rose up to his aid, including Nollywood actress Funke Akindele.
There were widespread reports that a house had been gifted to the veteran actor by the popular actress, a claim which gained even more intensity yesterday.
However, in a video recorded by actor Kunle Afod, Pa James admitted that indeed he has received support from Funke but not in the form of a house.
Pa James, speaking in impeccable Yoruba said, “God will keep you for helping me, I didn’t know people cared about me like this….I can’t thank you enough…for doing this to me while I am alive….to my fellow actors, you impressed me…..and thank you to Funke AKindele.
“I won’t lie she did me well….but I need to clear the air on the reports that she bought me a house while passing on my street this morning, some area boys stopped me and hailed me saying they will visit me in the house Funke Akindele built for me and I was shocked. Funke only paid for an apartment for me to rent for the meantime……and I am truly grateful but she didn’t build me a house….”