Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, recently took to social media to talk about the need to celebrate people while they are still alive.
Speaking about his near-death experience, he disclosed that no one celebrated his life after he survived a car accident while travelling to the eastern part of Nigeria.
“I survived a terrible accident and nobody came to celebrate my life. If I had died many asoebi (solidarity groups) would turn up to celebrate my life, fake love everywhere.
"Someone will even choose to buy a Sh3 (10 million naira) casket to bury me, we must change the way we reason as a people,” he tweeted.
The 37-year-old movie star shared a lengthy post on his Instagram page narrating how he survived a ghastly accident after he lost control of his car while driving. He shared the post along with a photo of his damaged car, noting that it was a miracle that he walked out of it alive.
“Life can end in a second. The money, the cars, the mansions, the fame, the good life, all vanity. Be close to God. God is everything!” he wrote.
In his recent statement, he criticized the habit of spending so much money on burials, clarifying that such practice is a total waste since the cash could have been used to celebrate the victims when they were alive.
“I don’t understand the concept of spending so much money on burials. A person’s life should be celebrated when he or she is alive, not in death. Someone once asked me for a loan of some millions to use and bury his father. I was speechless,” he said.
The son of renowned Nigerian actor, Pete Edochie, has built a huge fan base on social media over his tweets and Instagram posts which are centred on social and political issues in Africa’s most populous country.