Nollywood actress, Yvonne Jegede has revealed that she doesn’t do giveaway online and prefers helping people physically.
The actress, in a recent Instagram Live chat with Saturday Beats, recounted how a woman who claimed to need money to start a business, blocked her on social media after she sent her some money.
According to the mum of one, she felt cheated and shocked after the incident.
In her words, “I don’t do giveaway online because I know how much I try to reach people physically. A woman once sent me a message that she needed to start egg business, and I sent some money.
“However, by the time I was sending her a message to let her know I had sent the money, she had blocked me. Apparently, she blocked me immediately she got the alert. It was mind-blowing. I was shocked and I felt swindled.”
Speaking further in the interview, the 37 years old actress stated that passion is not enough for someone to have a successful acting career.
She said, “The question is, why do you want to act? That is the first question I ask. When I ask them, they tell me, ‘I love acting’. You cannot come into acting just because you love it.
“Don’t come into acting as your last bus stop. There are other things you can do by the side. Eighteen years ago, acting just for the passion would have helped. But now, there are so many brilliant people in the industry, who have even been to acting school.”