Evan Okoro, a Nollywood actress, has appealed to her colleagues and fellow Nigerians to save her from assailants who are after her life.
On her Instagram page, the movie producer posted a series of videos of herself pleading for help.
The actress filmed herself running in the dark in a video she posted on Wednesday, saying, “Okay guys, right now, I’m inside the police station, I don’t think anything will happen to me right now, I don’t think they can have any access to me.”
She posted another video an hour later, this time explaining the previous video’s purpose. The actress, who appeared to have swollen lips and bruises on her face, claimed that some unidentified individuals were after her life because of the film BIGO MADNESS, which she premiered on her EvanokoroTv YouTube channel last week.
“Guys my life is in danger, I don’t think I’m safe anymore, they want to kill me because of the movie I produced titled (sic) BIGO MADNESS, they asked me to pull down the movie or they will end my life, that they don’t want the app to go viral… please I need help,” she added.
BIGO MADNESS is a film based on the live streaming app BIGO, which allows users and creators to broadcast and be compensated for their video content.
Evans explained in the movie’s YouTube description that many people chastised the film and called her names for making it. She also claimed she had been “…banned from bigo for life” because of the movie.
Evans appealed to her Nollywod colleagues and fellow Nigerians to save her in another video posted on Thursday.
“I don’t know where to go, I don’t know who to run to. They want to kill me because of a movie I shot,” she said.
In response to requests that she remove the film from her YouTube channel, the actress stated that she needed to keep it up as evidence against false accusations leveled against her.
According to the comedian, she was accused of “…shooting a misleading content(sic).” She pointed fingers at people who had reported her for shooting porn to the BIGO authorities.
She said, “If I pull this movie down now, I will have no evidence to fight these people I was accused of shooting a porn(sic), my movie is not porn, I only shoot comedy.”
She went on to say that her film was aimed at unemployed Nigerian youths, whom she hoped to educate about a platform where they could make money.
By Olutayo Olusanya