Nollywood actors and actresses have been targeted for years all over social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. So many people have been impersonating our dear Nollywood personalities for various reasons, some fraudulent and others just for the sake of having thousands of ‘followers’. In the past month, I’ve read how Van Vicker and Frank Artus have either died or are lying critically ill in hospital due to a ghastly accident, reports that emerged from fake celebrity accounts and have been proven to be untrue. Some of these fraudsters go as far as collecting registration fees from fans, coning them under the illusion that they themselves will become Nollywood celebrities. Unfortunately, some of these fans are gullible enough to believe such fraudulent tales.
Funke Akindele, recently took to Instagram to expose some of the fake accounts that have been pretending to be her. Kate Henshaw also alerted her Instagram fans a few weeks ago, informing them of her official pages.
Dear iROKOtv readers, please please please be careful of these imposters pretending to be Nollywood celebrities.