Ajigijaga was not poor
Son of late Yoruba actor Ajigijaga, Sanni Rasheed, has denied reports that the late actor was a womanizer and died poor.
In an interview with Encomium, Rasheed reveals that though his father wasn’t filthy rich, he was very comfortable.
“My father was blessed with two gifts by God; it is not everybody that possess such. First, he was a contented man and second, he was very honest,” Rasheed said.
“No matter the situation in the movie industry, my father never begged to eat. Anyone that’s’ famous as far as the industry is concerned can’t be hungry. My father was famous and I am sure his fame was enough to fetch him what he wanted.”
So, he didn’t die of poverty. He wasn’t a poor man because he wasn’t ordinary in the entertainment industry. He lived in a better apartment, though rented. He had a car. So, I believe some people were just assuming what’s not even close to the truth.”
Rasheed also revealed that his dad wasn’t a womanizer, adding that he stayed single for 10 years after his first wife died.
“My father didn’t marry many wives and he didn’t marry any wife last month. My mother was his first wife, I am his first child. My mother died about 12 years ago,” he said.
“My father waited for about 10 years before he married another wife. And that was on Saturday, November 24, 2012. And the woman had a child for him, expecting another one. My father wasn’t a womanizer,” he added.