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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

"What is condemnable is the entitlement attitude of the committee" - Yomi Fash-Lanso reacts to criticism against Fayose over Moji Olaiya's burial

The remains of late Moji Olaiya will be flown back to Nigeria for a befitting burial after APC Chieftain, Bola Tinubu, assisted with the required funds. This was revealed by the committee in charge of Olaiya's burial, who also stated that Ekiti Governor, Ayo Fayose, dismissed their request even though the Late actress was an indegene and Cultural Ambassador of his state.

Yoruba actor, Yomi Fash-Lanso has now reacted to criticism against Fayose, standing up in his defense. In a post on social media, he wrote;
"Late Moji Olaiya (May God rest your soul). That the Jagaban came to the rescue of the family is not news. That is trademark Jagaban. Long before he became governor, his large heart is a known fact, and for good causes. So here, he has done nothing outside of his person. In same regard, it is wrong to label the governor of Ekiti state for not doing. His aide said no official request came in, so on what basis is he being pilloried? Meanwhile, what is condemnable here is the entitlement attitude of the committee and perhaps of very many sympathisers which is not only regrettable but unfortunate. Moji's memory does not deserve this. What should be the norm? What should be the attitude of Nollywood to the rot in our system that has ensured several members and as a matter of fact, several Nigerians die daily for ailments that are manageable and for deaths that are preventable?

"Anyone using the occasion of the largesse of the Jagaban to create an unnecessary divisive and patronising narrative needs his or her head examined for not only being mischievous but outrightly missing the point. If Nollywood is not aware, it should be told that their members are entitled to nothing extra beyond what every other Nigerians are entitled to, and really they have not served the memory of Moji well. If they would serve her memory well, is it not time to realise that Moji or any other Nigerian has no business going to Canada or elsewhere to deliver if similar faith exist in our own healthcare system? That unlike the Minister of Health said, no one will go abroad for treatment if the same treatment exist here in Nigeria. And rather than running to governors and political leaders for bailouts, the industry should rather use its vantage position to demand that things be put into shape in the country and be ashamed of their Almajari's style of operation. That is what Moji would be happy and proud at, and that is the only way to be responsible. Other equally important members of their association have gone without this attention, without the needed help, and they should not wait for the next victim before acting. Importantly, the Jagaban should be concerned that he is funding a corpse home"

34 comments:

lami said...

Look for favours from fayose i guess. He chose wrong choice words and wrong time to speak.

Ɛß♥ИY™ said...

Very well said Yomi...

Pretty woman friend said...

U r such a darling yomi. May God continue to bless u n ur home bountifully well.

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Anonymous said...

Even if official report came in.. And so what! Must they answer them? Is it in Ekiti state budget to fly any indigenes corpses back? Or he's meant to finance it with his own money? And cos he refused they criticized him. It's not their fault. Nonsense!!! RIP Moji.

Anonymous said...

Sensible person

Bio-consortium said...

My brother na true you talk. I would even go back in the days of Yar Adua and now Buhari. These individuals had/have the powers to turn our health care system into the envy of the rest of the world. And we do have the resources both human and financial. Yet what do we see? Even with a common cold they run abroad. I really weep for our nation because the powers that be are stealing her dry. God sees them. If only the rich and famous are entitled what about the thousands of poor folks who have no one to cry on their behalf? Like Yomi, I think our Nollywood folks need to use their platform to bring out the ills of our society with the hope that one day there will be a turn around.

Anonymous said...

May you be blessed sir

naijaboy said...

Thanks, Lanso. At least we now know that we have some sensible and enlightened members of Yoruba Nollywood. They run away from Nigeria to give birth in the US and Canada without adequate funds and health insurance. They make these of us who pay taxes carry their burden while they go back to Nigeria and act like millionaires. May the soul of the departed rest in peace. But why should Fayose give money that can be spent on needy people in his state to bring back a corpse?

Mezie Mezie said...

This can't be further from the truth,I share your sentiments.

Anonymous said...

very well said

Ademola Folarin said...

Wow! It is refreshingly pleasing to read this kind of appraisal from the Yoruba genre of Nollywood. Fash-Lanso has demonstrated an industry- uncommon wisdom and mature intelligence. He does his personal character a glorious polish by this rebuke of, to use his own words, the odious entitlement mentality within the different genres of our performing industry. Moji Olaiya, a lovable and pleasantly watchable actress of a respectable pedigree in the arts does not deserve the demeaning cap-in-hand soliciting for burial funds. Like other hardworking and accomplished professionals in different facets of life, her burial ought to be a private affair. While private contribution to her funeral expenses is understandable, seeking public funds is not only irresponsible, it is shameful. It's a big relief that a prominent member of the industry has brought this understanding to the public space.

oba said...

Wooooooow! Jagaban should be concerned he is funding a corpse return home. It's time we take a moment to just think, not along political, religious, or ethnic lines, but as a rational human being, too many things are going wrong and everyone seems to be finding individual coping mechanism, yet even with that the centre seems not to be holding.

Anonymous said...

Well done Sir!!!
RIP Moji.

Anonymous said...

Alot of sense...

Yinka Ade said...

Thanks Yomi for your sensible comments. May the soul of the faithful departed Rest In Peace. You guys in the nollywood industry are quite capable of funding this transportation home of the deseased. Go and google the burial and birthday ceremonies of your colleagues. You will realize that you guys have misplaced your priorities. It would only cost about $10-15k to bring her home. However you spend 50 millions on birthdays and burial ceremonies. If each one of you actors would contribute N1 m each, you will be able to help her family like they do in other industries and countries.

GALORE said...

My brother you make sense

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@Galore

Anonymous said...

Now someone making sense and helping most of us see not all of the yoruba actors are fools like the unintelligent idiot insulting Fayose!

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Anonymous said...

Very well said Yomi... You made a lot of sense..Your perception on this issue has shown that Nollywood have some intelligent people...

Anonymous said...

Mehn you are crass.A disgrace to womanhood.A disgusting example of what happens when you have a bad woman bring up a girl child.Am hiding my face for shame for the trash you spewed out of your stinkers.

Demmy said...

Woooow! Am impressed at uncle Yomi,God bless u for saying d truth sir.

saywhat said...

well said

Anonymous said...

Hypocrites, they are celebrating moji bcos she didn't die poor, what committed was set up to raise funds for the treatment of pastor ajidara and olumide bakare when they needed help in hospital? What committed was set up for their burial when they eventually died?

HOB M said...

So on point. When common sense rules👍🏽

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Anonymous said...

Very well said!

DIMBO ATIYA said...

BRILLIANT!!!

Ronsky babe said...

Well said,u gat more love

Ronsky babe said...

Well said,u gat more love

Anonymous said...

What are you on about? He spoke the truth. Even if they wrote officially to the governor, why must he fund it? Yomi spoke well.

Anonymous said...

I am happy knowing that people with your kind of sensibility exists in our movie industry. Godd bless you Femi.

Samson Isijola said...

God bless you bro for dis sensible talk.

bolaji mayowa said...

Well said....rest in peace moji OLAIYA....the deed has been done spend money on those who are sick not for corpse.....and stop accusing Mr fayose... Before you know rumor will be spread that he mismanagement the funds of Ekiti state...

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