Veteran actor Kayode Olasehinde ‘Ajirebi’ aka Pa James has come out to deny claims of being gifted a house by actress Funke Akindele after he lost his home to the Lagos flood.
Recounts the house of veteran Nollywood actor, Ajirebi Kayode Olasehinde, located in Oke Isagun community of Oke Odo LGA in Lagos was destroyed by flooded after heavy rainfall.
After Pa Ajirebi’s son, Samuel Ajirebi, cried out on Instagram, several celebrities and well meaning Nigerians rose up to his aid.
Fellow actor Kunle Afod had taken to social media to share the news and call on well-meaning Nigerians to come to the aid of the veteran movie star.
Shortly after the news went viral in the online community, Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele-Bello, left Nigerians completely surprised after she gifted the actor a brand new house to move into.
The good news was shared on social media by actress, Kemi Korede, who asked fans to thank Funke for her lovely gesture. According to her post, Akindele had given the veteran actor a new apartment.
Kemi wrote: “On behalf of PA JAMES, I Want to say Big thank you to @funkejenifaakindele for the new apartment given to him by you. God bless you so much for your good heart. your type is so rare..you are a gem. Almighty God will continue to make way for you where dier seems to be no way.”
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Appreciating everyone in a video recorded by actor Kunle Afod, Pa James debunked the news going round on blogs about Funke Akindele buying him a house.
“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 thankyou 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….” he said
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…… Gratitude is inborn, Pa James is grateful, he appreciates everyone that has reached out to him. Comedy is also inborn, we had a good laugh recording this video, i am so glad this legend felt our love in his lifetime.. Thank you so much We love you… thank you all… @funkejenifaakindele @toyin_abraham @kolawoleajeyemi @okikiafo2 @bimboafolayan @ibrahimchatta_lordthespis @wumitoriola @kemmykorede @faithiawilliams @officialafeezowo @officialarole and many others