Film-maker and producer, Olajide Kareem, aka Seun Egbegbe, who was Ebony films CEO, life was at its best and he enjoyed it to the peak.
A former lover of actress, Toyin Abraham, Seun Egbegbe was a big spender and every actor who mattered ate from his palms.
He was the toast of Nollywood and everyone wanted to be his friend. Some actresses even became his lovers. Now it was discovered that Nollywood stars abandoned their benefactor, Seun Egbegbe in jail for over 30 months
On His last birthday party in 2016 held on Sunday June 5, 2016. It was much talked-about and everyone scampered for the Aso Ebi. Present at the shindig were actresses which included Liz Dasilva; Adediwura Adesegha; Regina Chukwu; Nkechi Sunday; Iyabo Ojo, producer/actor Saheed Balogun; Bimbo Success and a host of others. Who wouldn’t want to be on the guest-list when Egbegbe bankrolled most of the movies churned out that year?
That was before he went to jail on February 10, 2017.
Immediately Egbegbe’s travails begun, his Nollywood ‘friends’ forgot him. None mentioned him again and the once loved benefactor became ‘leprous’ and none wanted to touch him with a long pole.
In fact, when he clocked another year in July 2019, none sent a birthday shout-out on social media. Every of his ‘beneficiary’ in Nollywood kept mum and ignored his handle on Instagram.
But then, an actor, Leye Kuti, took to Instagram and wrote,
“It’s so funny how people forgot the good you did to them, we were never close but I can pick point you helped a lot of people in that industry and they can not even celebrate you on your birthday it’s so sad… me n u be fighting mate but bcos I know u get good mind I will celebrate you today Hbd @seunegbegbe… I know after they see dis 1 now them go gossip as usual… I pray freedom visit you soon and God will use u for good amen