stranded and koboless at one of the Nigerian airports not too long ago –
no thanks to the ATM and its many hiccups.
She narrated the experience in an interview with Vanguard. Looking
uncomfortable, like she was reliving the moment all over again, Anita
“I never believed I would have to ever beg for money in my entire life
but it happened to me this unforgettable and embarrassing day at the
“Jesus, I was so embarrassed. I was at the airport and needed to use the ATM, because I didn’t
have a dime on me. But for some reason the ATM didn’t work and I
couldn’t withdraw any money. This is after I had eaten at a restaurant
at the airport and needed to pay. I looked around to see if I could spot
anyone I know, until my instinct told me I had no choice but to beg.
The mere thought of it made me cringe with horror.
Me, Nita, to beg? It was inconceivable and unimaginable but it was the
only reality staring me in the face or I had to face bigger
embarrassment from the restaurateurs,” she recalled coyly.
According to her, holding her breath, she approached a guy and to her
utter amazement the response she got left her even more breathless.
“ You mean you are an actress and you don’t have any money on you and
you depend on ATM. Na Wa for una” the guy barked at her. “I was almost
in tears and my flight was already boarding. I approached another guy
and told him the same story and what he said was another shock to my
soul. He asked me who I am and said ‘ are you doing this? I told him I
am a Nigerian actress but he replied that he doesn’t watch Nigerian
To my surprise he gave me the money and behold one of my movies was showing at the lounge, she recounted bitterly.