The popular parlance that,’ Health is wealth’ has been buttressed by Nollywood actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima. In a recent interview, she says entertainers in Nigeria pay less attention to their health and it’s worrisome.
However, in an exclusive chat with Pulse on the incessant deaths and health scares looming in the entertainment industry, the first female and ex-president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria says many of her colleagues in the entertainment industry care less about their health status which is often at their own peril which often becomes too late to remedy.
“I dare to take a leap by asserting further that research into a percentage of those who have gone for checkups this 2019 will yield shocking results. They simply don’t care until it is too late,” she says.
Furthermore, Fiberesima was quick to clarify that though she won’t outrightly condemn them for enjoying life but it will be apt moderation is sought and going to the extreme in relaxation is not acceptable.
“So imagine your average entertainer who indulges in alcohol, substance abuse, a frequent wanton sexual activity sometimes backed with enhancers and caps it off with daily late nights and sleeps less than the required hours only to rush off the very next day as soon he gets the call to work.
“On location he eats whatever he sees and drinks whatever he finds, napping in between cuts. He decides to forget the damage such a lifestyle does to his body. He decides to ignore the danger of his steadily rising Blood Pressure, which by the way is now one of the foremost youth killers.” she says.