Nollywood actress and spokesperson for the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Kate Henshaw, has refuted claims of Stella Maris, the wife of the ailing actor, John Okafor aka Mr. Ibu, that the guild hasn’t been of help.
Speaking on behalf of the guild on Saturday, October 21, maintained that the guild has never left any of its members whether low or high when they’re in dire need, particularly in matters of health.
Reacting, in a video shared by the social media critic VeryDarkMan, Stella Maris pulled back the curtain, insisting that the Guild’s statement was just a cover-up, completely devoid of truth.
She laid it on the line, revealing that she hadn’t received a helping hand from the union before her husband’s health ordeal, and all attempts to get through to the Actors Guild ended up in a wild goose chase.
Firing back, Kate Henshaw called out Stella Maris for spreading what she viewed as falsehoods, firmly asserting that the Guild has had the actor’s back since 2021.
Kate pointed out that Stella might be in dire straits, which could explain her statement, but labelling the Guild as unhelpful to her husband is far from the mark.
She said: “Good morning my attention has been drawn to a video circulating on social media as of last night made by Mr Ibu’s wife.
“Let me state here categorically that this would be the last statement I would make on this issue.
“The crock of the matter is that someone is ill, asking for help and the focus is on him to get better.
“As of 2022/2021, when issues arose concerning his health, I wasn’t the public relations officer for the Actors Guild. My ejection into this post was this year.
“Let me state categorically and vehemently that AGN has been of help to Mr Ibu. “I do understand that she is at her wit’s end, anybody would be, but to say AGN lied isn’t true.”