At the Artiste Village, National Theatre in Iganmu, Lagos, Agnes Molokwo is a known face, Sunday Punch reports.
Popularly called Mama, the 64-year-old actress sleeps and works there. But recently, the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Lagos Chapter, led by Don Pedro Obaseki, gave her shelter.
In a chat with Sunday Scoop, Molokwo expressed joy that she had not been abandoned and forgotten.
She said, “I am so happy that after five years of sleeping in the cold at the National Theatre, I spent this year’s Christmas in my own house. For years now, I have been squatting. It has not been easy for me, but I thank God for today. During the preparation for our artiste week, I called the chairman (Don Pedro) to tell him that I preferred money to an award. I told him about my plight and he promised they would do something about it. When he saw where I was squatting, he was shocked.”While appreciating an agent, who had accommodated her for years, Molokowo recalled how she would wake up early in the morning to have her bath before everyone resumed for the day’s work.She added, “I am grateful to God and I thank AGN for showing me care. They did not take me as an artiste but their mother. When there was no place for me to stay, my agent asked me to be sleeping in his office.”