Several Nigerian dailies and blogs confirmed the horrible incident on Wednesday as a stunt goes wrong and a Nigerian actor burns live on set.
All hell was literally let loose on fast-rising Nollywood actor Ani Iyoho after a special effect scene ended in disaster on the set of a Nollywood movie.
The actor, is reportedly fighting for his life at an undisclosed hospital with severe burns.
The circumstances surrounding the incident is not yet clear with speculations on the increase. Some people are sure it’s just a stunt to promote the movie, while others say it actually happened.
However, judging from the video of the scene, there was chaos on set as the Nigerian actor burns live in actual fire. From the background voices, someone can be heard screaming ”use the extinguisher” while another was heard saying ‘‘it’s not working.”
According to another actor on set, while Ani was literally on fire, the fire extinguisher they had on set jammed.
But, to everyone’s dismay, the movie director Stanlee Ohikhuare continued filming the gruesome scene. He reportedly had the intention to add the real fire incident to the film.
The actor who had a face and body to die for is currently in the hospital with life threatening burns that might leave some horrid scars. Some of his colleagues have been running around, trying to raise money for his bills.
Meanwhile, all efforts to reach the director Stanlee proved abortive.
Also, the producers of the movie Kelechi Udegbe and Ugochukwu Azikiwe are nowhere to be found.
Ani Iyoho who holds a black-belt in karate is known for going the extra mile in stunts to prove himself. He prides himself as a fearless stuntman.