Fans have been left in shock after a video of ex-Nollywood star, Ernest Asuzu, begging on Lagos streets surfaced online.
Asuzu, who often starred alongside Jim Iyke, in Nollywood hits in his heyday, is currently down with stroke.
He went public with the illness five years ago.
The ailment is clearly exacting a heavy toll on the ailing star as he is also unable to walk.
A man who identified himself as John Louis on Instagram shared a video of the actor shirtless and begging for alms on the streets of Lagos.
The actor was barely recognisable in the video.
Mr Louis said he found the actor begging for alms on the streets of Oke-Afa in Isolo, Lagos.
The actor could also be seen in the video nodding in affirmation.
Asuzu also looked dazed and disoriented in the video. “So we are calling on Nollywood to come and assist their member. It is not only to act the film, but this guy also cannot even walk,” Mr Louis said in the video.
In 2015, he announced that Jeremiah Funfeyin of Mercyland Deliverance Ministry healed him of stroke.
The cleric reportedly gave him a new SUV valued at about N3.5 million and N1.5 million as startup capital to help revive his career.
He once revealed in an infamous interview in 2018 that he was sexually active while nursing his ailment because he feared that his wife might desert him.
Asuzu began his an acting career in the ’90s and rose to prominence after he stared in ‘Another Campus Queen’.
He starred in over 100 movies like ‘Royal War’, ‘Ogidan’, ‘Burning Desire’, ‘Never End’, ‘Broad DayLight’, ‘Last Wedding’, ‘Ugonna’ and ‘Labista’.
The latter earned him the Best Supporting Actor at the African Movie Academy Awards in.