Veteran Nollywood actor, Jerry Amilo, who has equally remained very much relevant in the Nigerian movie industry till date, was a year older recently and many people took to their respective social media platforms to celebrate him on his special day, including his colleagues, friends, fans, well wishers and more.
And one of those who celebrated him on that day is another old timer in Nollywood, actor and rapper, Digidii Dunhill, who not just only celebrated Jerry Amilo, but equally made a startling revelation about his relationship with the celebrant. First, Dunhill made it clear that there are lots of men he has historical ties with, of which they have been of great help to each other in the course of chasing their careers and hustles.
He equally revealed that they were never jealous of each other, regardless of who’s more famous, successful or making more money than the others, as they were all bound by love and mutual respect.
He was particular about Jerry Amilo, who he said harboured him and many others in his personal house in Lagos State, back then when they were still struggling to find their feet in the industry. Also, that he (Jerry) was always there for them, encouraging and teaching a lot of things that will help their career, which eventually did.
Also, Dunhill revealed how Jerry was instrumental to the shooting of his first ever musical video, which he did for free without charging him a dime. And also how he refused to allow one of his arms be cut off during when he too had a terrible accident, and he’s still making good use of the arm till date, of which it is one of the many things Dunhill cannot stop appreciating Jerry Amilo for.
“This man harboured many of us in Lagos in his home (apartment) when we were boys with no homes, he watched many of us grow from boys to men, and encouraged many. He shot my first music video “Who Dey Dia” in year 2000 for free,” part of his post reads.
Jerry Amilo has featured in dozens of Nollywood movies, including many blockbusters. Though most of his set in the movie industry has since gone into oblivion, but he is waxing stronger. And it could possibly be that his good heart and good deeds all these years has contributed to one of the reasons why he’s still very much around and relevant in Nollywood.
(Photo credit: Facebook/Digidii Dunhill)