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My giving challenge not for popularity– Williams Uchemba

Since actor and comedian , Williams Uchemba, started his Give Challenge in December , his popularity has soared.

However, in a chat with Sunday Scoop , Uchemba, who was once a kid actor, said he didn ’t initiate the gesture to gain popularity or seek attention.

He said , “ I have been in the limelight since I was eight years old.

What I am doing now is not because I want popularity , irrespective of what anyone thinks .

I am doing it because God has said I should do so . As long as people are blessed and their lives are changed for the better , I am happy .

Before I started the challenge , I had more than 300 , 000 followers on Instagram and the number has not changed ..

The Give Challenge only drew more attention to me, but it has not made me famous . I have my skits and other things I have been doing . ”

The actor also stated that he is not rich and he had not spent anything near what many people have in their bank accounts .

He said , “ I believe that my supposed “ show off ” has inspired thousands of people around the world to do something for the poor.

If this has made such a huge impact , then everyone needs to start showing off .

I am a businessman , I work with the United Nations and I am an actor.

I make profits from these activities .

What I have spent is just a couple of thousands , but some people think I have a lot of money. I am not a rich man if that is what most people think .

“ A lot of Nigerians are suffering because our resources are shared among a few people.

I was on my way home one day when a car hit an elderly man who was hawking and he died immediately .

If the country had been better , he would not have been on the road .

What would have happened to his wife and children who were expecting him at home ?”

He added , “ I am not from a wealthy home .

While I was growing up , there were times I had nothing to eat . There was a day I found myself eating soap.

When I came back from school, I was so hungry and there was nothing to eat at home . I saw soap on the floor and I picked it up.

I know how it feels to be hungry and you don’ t have money to get food . Most Nigerians are in that state . ”

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