Saidi Balogun Blames Politicians For Death Of Film Stars
Saidi Balogun accuses lawmakers of preventing actors from making money by not responding to film piracy.
He said members of the House of representatives failure to pass laws that will limit the activities of movie pirates has prevented actors from making enough money which could be channeled towards health insurance.
“The reason why most actors solicit for funds when they are ill is because of lack of health insurance and we should talk to insurance companies about that.
"If we are making our money now, we should look at health insurance policy for future sake.
"I keep begging that the House of Representatives to pass hard laws on piracy because if we are making good money, we would be able to subscribe to insurance policies.
"If I am making N500,000 and the school fees of my daughter is N600,000, where would I see money for insurance?
"It is the people that are not passing hard laws on piracy that are killing us.
"I have an insurance policy as the President of The Golden Movies Ambassadors of Nigeria. I have been on an insurance policy for over four years.”
His comments come after the passing of top Nollywood actors such as Olumide Bakare, Pastor Ajidara and most recent, Moji Olaiya.