Popular actress, Kate Henshaw, it is certain, cannot get over last Thursday’s inferno that gutted her Lekki Phase 1, Lagos home in a long while, going by recent report which says ‘she lost everything she worked hard for in this world’.
The affected building
The OngaSeasoning ambassador, we learnt, was on location of the much-anticipated Do-Good, a series which is bringing back the actress and BasorgeTariah Jr. as a screen-pair, when thick smoke was noticed from her bedroom area by neighours who quickly put a call across to her.
The actress and her colleagues, who were said to have finished shooting for the day, and were taking fun pictures for Instagram, sped to the scene, but alas! It was too late.
They had called the fire fighters, but the best that came of the effort was rescuing the home of the second occupants of the twin duplex.
“Everything burn down for our korokoro eye,” said an eye witness. “Then the roof catch fire then collapse.”
Corroborating the report, one of the colleagues of the actress said, “Her room started to burn first, then it burnt down completely everything she’s got in this world. It was a sad thing to watch your property going down. The situation was helpless. We couldn’t look the actress in the face. She was more than devastated. Everyone at the scene was distraught,” he said.
When The Nation called the actress, pains pulsated her usually vibrant voice. “Thank you… my brother … thank you…,” she said inaudibly.
It is not clear what episode of the comic drama was being shot as at the time of the incident, but it is certain the actress who has moved to a temporaryabode is not in the right frame of mind to continue at the moment.
Producers of the new Pidgin English sitcom, Mnet, have fixed the premiere of Do-Good for Monday, July 6, 2015.
The drama is a spin-off of a popular Nigerian drama series of the 1990s, which features the exploits of the titular character Do-good, played by Tariah, who returns from a sojourn abroad to woo his sweetheart, Emem, played by Henshaw.
The sitcom is said to also feature appearances from other popular comic actors including Tony Akposheri and Yibo Koko, and will be showing on the Africa Magic Urban channel (DStv channel 153).