Jaiye Kuti celebrates 54th birthday amid backlash over comment on ailing veteran actors

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Actress Jaiye Kuti on Monday celebrated her 54th birthday amid the controversy trailing her recent comment on ailing veteran actors.

The movie star shared photos of herself with a bouquet of roses which she dedicated as a gift to her fans and lovers for their love and prayers over the years.

Making several self-declarations, Jaiye Kuti described herself as a gift from God, a bundle of joy, an experience of many beautiful things and more.

“One rose says more than the dozen. I’m a gift from God, I am blessed by God. I am a grace of God, I am a bundle of joy from God, and I am an experience of many beautiful things of God. I am saved by God, I am made by God, a beautiful creation of God’s handy work.

“I am grateful, I am thankful, I am happy to be of God. It’s another beautiful year ladies and gentlemen. Here are roses for every one of you for your love, prayers over the years. Thanks for trusting me, thanks for believing in me, thanks for trusting me in every way. Eseun ooooo eyin’ eyan Olorun. Modupe oooo,” she wrote.


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Jaiye’s birthday comes two days after she knocked some Nollywood veterans for begging online.

The actress lamented the trend of ailing actors begging for help online over their deteriorating conditions stressing that their cry for help is damaging the image of the Yoruba movie industry.

She insisted that many of them did not plan for their future but spent their youthful earnings on short-lived pleasures.

Although she did not mention names, her statement came just as Yoruba language actors like Charles Olumo also known as Agbako, Iya Gbonkan, Pariolodo, Lalude, and Baba Alapini have called for financial assistance from the public.

Her comment generated backlash from many within and outside the industry who accused her of a lack of empathy.