Veteran Nigerian actor, Olaiya Igwe has come under intense scrutiny for prayer naked at a beach for the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The actor whose real name is Ebun Oloyede was seen saying a word of prayer for the APC presidential candidate.
The video has since drawn negative reactions from social media users. In the video, the veteran thespian who was butt naked infuriated social media users with his demeanour.
Watch the video below.
Ebun Oloyede aka Olaiya Igwe performing supplication on behalf of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the beach. This is totally disgraceful, a man in his sixties suddenly turns himself to an object of ridicule all in the name of loyalty. One thing is certain though, BAT ma lule gbeyin. pic.twitter.com/DQWIPuq61U
— SubZero (@SubzeroNft) December 3, 2022
Numerous negative reactions have since trailed the video. Social media users have criticized the actor for exposing his body and also showing solidarity with the former Lagos state governor.
Below is a cross-section from social media users.
The video of Olaiya Igwe going butt naked is despicable and disgusting. It’s okay to support whoever you choose but even to the person you are doing that for, they will be appalled by that level of filth.. your maturity should have a place in history. This is lower low 🤮
— Do2dtun Energy gAD (@iamDo2dtun) December 3, 2022
Why did you post your bum on the internet for politics?
Olaiya Igwe: pic.twitter.com/gwRZpkAfZT
— Rinu Oduala 🔥🔫 (@SavvyRinu) December 3, 2022
Person fit later come tell us say that “Olaiya Igwe” video na scene from a new movie wey dem wan release 💀💀
— 𝐌𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐊 (@TheMahleek) December 3, 2022
That Olaiya Igwe video hit me bad sha. It’s as if it’s my Dad. It hit me bad bcos I remember watching Olaiya as a kid from Ìrù Ešïn to Ti oluwa nile and hundreds of movies he’s done. So painful to see despite all those decades of hard work, he’s going naked for politics.
— Ayò-Bánkólé Akíntújoyè (@AyoBankole) December 3, 2022
Nobody said Olaiya Igwe shouldn’t pray for whoever he wishes to pray for, but it’s a disgusting act making a naked video of your shapeless body and posting it online for all to see. This is so low coming from Nollywood.
— Your Fav Hair Plug (@Oyinkitana) December 3, 2022
Waking up to an old man's butt on social media was not how I planned to start my day.
Olaiya Igwe's shameful video is an example of what can money can make people do.
— Ayo FBI (@PureMinD__) December 3, 2022
It would be recalled that earlier in the year, the media sector was awash with reports of Olaiya praising Tinubu’s generosity.
In the video, Olaiya who spoke in Yoruba Language said, “Let Tinubu win the forthcoming election, get him to the post. I internationally came to the beach to plead with you (God), the most merciful. Let Tinubu’s vote be as much as the water of the ocean. Don’t put us (APC) to shame.”