Nollywood actress, Eniola Badmus have come under fire for charging an extra N150,000 from a philanthropist who wanted her to do a N500,000 giveaway to Nigerians amid the coronavirus lockdown.
The giveaway sponsor made this known by publicly sharing his Instagram Direct Message conversation with Eniola Badmus.
In the shared conversation, the philanthropist reached out to the actress wanting to sponsor a N500k giveaway through her platform using his name @piusomoyele.
After he allegedly sent her the N500k, she charged him for an extra N150k for the use of her Instagram page for the giveaway.
Read full conversation between the actress and giveaway sponsor @piusomoyele below;
Following the backlash by social media users, Actress Eniola releases a statement on her Instagram page to clarify the negative notion making rounds about the N150K she charged the generous giver.
The actress argued that giving out the money to 100 people takes time and will involve bank charges. She wrote:
“I woke up to this and I thought it will be nice to give clarity ad clear the air on it. This incident has nothing to do with taking advantage of people or discouraging the need to give out especially using my platform.
“This particular person indicated interest to do a 500( hundred0 thousand Naira giveaway and I felt there will be extra cost for bank charges and stamp duty, which I wasn’t going to bare the transfer charges for that, so I asked he bares it.
“But in scenarios where people engage you as an influencer to drive giveaways from a business point of view, then business conversations need to happen.
“Meanwhile I posted the giveaway already on my page and his(sic) been enjoying the fame because he insisted I put his handle.
“We all know sending money to 100 people is quite tasking. Is just funny the way people are quick to judge.
“I am and have always been a fan of adding value to lives and my yearly #eniolabadmusfeedstheneedy speaks volumes in this regard. We can’t be discouraged. Keep staying safe guys!”
Some Fans criticized her, while others saw reasons with her. see reactions below