Nollywood thespian, Maryam Charles has taken to social media to slam Nigerians who are inking faces and names of their favourite celebrities on their body.
According to the thespian, most Nigerians are poor; adding that they are only getting the name of these celebs tattoed just do that can be compensated.
Her comments are coming amid the burgeoning list of Nigerian youths who are acquiring tattoos so as to receive financial aide from their role models. In recent weeks, popular cross dresser, Idris Okunleye other wise known as Bobrisky has further endorsed the trend.
The popular transvestite has publicly rewarded these fans with cash gifts; a development tbound to encourage other fans to follow suit.
Maryam Charles has now taken to social media to show her disgust at the trend.
She stated that fans get the name of their favourite celebs tattooed due to hunger and poverty; not necessarily because of love and admiration.
Here is what the Nollywood actress wrote;
“Too many things are wrong with Nigeria, we all know this.
But the rate at which suffering and hunger has increased is shocking.
Everywhere you turn, you can see the hunger and desperation in the eyes of people.
Coming online to beg for ₦2k has become a full time job for some.
It’s sad to be honest.”
The actress continued;
“The funny thing is we know why things are like this.
But in the Nigeria you live in today, if you criticize them, you are a hater.
God help us.
Why do you think these people are drawing permanent tattoos of their favorite celebs on their bodies? Why has it become a trend? Na hunger dey cause am. You really cannot blame them, all na hustle.”