Nollywood actor Ernest Azuzu has shocked Nigerians after appearing in a video, unable to speak due to ill health and years of hardship. The veteran actor who was best known as El-cream back in his hay days was shirtless and looked disoriented, he stood and watch the fan speak to Nigerians on his behalf. Despite wearing a decent hair cut and a gold necklace, he appeared sobber and sad listening to the good samaritan. According to the Instagram user, Ernest Asuzu was spotted begging for money on the streets of Lagos.
Apart from the fan expressing his disappointment with Nollywood and Ernest Azuzu’s successful collogues today in the industry. Another video was made hours later, this time the actor appeared to be sitting in his house where another fan met him and pleaded with Nigerians to help the entertainer.
Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu was born in Imo State, Nigeria but grew in Lagos. In the early and late -90s, he was also known as a successful musician, rapper, producer, and movie director. The actor often starred alongside Rita Dominic, Genevive Nnaji, Gentle Jack, Robert peters and the majority of other veteran Nollywood actors. Ernest Azusu, with his classic braids, was the most popular Nollywood bad boy, hitman and Americana before Jim Iyke came to light. As a rapper, he released his first single “Go Under”, which was a hit. During an interview, he said the only singers he was interested in working with then was 2baba and Psquare. While rising like a shooting star, he was however forced to pull back from his successful acting and music career after falling ill. Earnest Asuzu began his an acting career in the early 90s and rose to fame in Nollywood after starring in a hit movie “Another Campus Queen”. He became more famous after featuring in several movies including “Rituals”, a film that was produced by Kenneth Nnebue. While Azusu can brag of being featured in over 100 Nollywood films back in the 90s, some of them includes ‘Royal War’, ‘Ogidan’, living abroad, ‘Burning Desire’, ‘Never End’, ‘Broad DayLight’, ‘Last Wedding’, ‘Ugonna’, ‘Labista’ to name a few. His most famous movie, Labista released in 2004 earned him an award for the best supporting actor at the African Movie Academy Awards. Ernest Asuzu’s shooting star career took a plunge after he fell ill and his recovery journey has been slower than expected.