Kanayo O Kanayo, a veteran of Nollywood, has cautioned young people against doing money rituals for financial gain.
The outstanding multi-award-winning actor’s parts in films gave him the reputation of being a ritualist throughout his time in the Nollywood film business.
He constantly pretended to be a poor guy, so desperate for money that he would sacrifice others for it.
In a recent conversation titled “Rituals, Riches, and Realities: The Myths of Money-Making and the Dignity of Labour,” he emphasized that there is absolutely no correlation between human sacrifice and financial success.
Kanayo O Kanayo said:
“These people (youths) have up their ante and it is not about what they watch (movies). There is no truth to the fact that a man living in a thatched house will ask you to kill your girlfriend and sleep with her to make money.
“The Yahoo (scam) we knew many years ago was writing letters and promising deals that were utopian. We know many people who are in public office today who were part of it. I will not want to mention names.
“But today people are told that. The in-thing is Yahoo Promax, which involves killing someone, eating the heart of the person and washing it down with Hennessy, and the belief that you will make money. I can’t see any connection between that and making money. Money is made through hard work.”