In a shocking development, popular Nollywood actor Jerry Williams has been suspended indefinitely by the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) due to his involvement with illegal drugs. The guild, which had been monitoring his activities since December last year, decided to take action when his drug use escalated to a dangerous level.
Emeka Rollas, the National President of AGN, emphasized that this is the first time the Guild has suspended a member for drug-related offenses. The decision was made to ensure the safety of both Williams himself and other actors who might work alongside him on set. While the Guild initially offered support and allowed him to undergo minor treatments, Williams consistently failed to comply with the recommended courses of action.
The suspension will only be lifted once Williams receives a clean bill of health from a medical practitioner or a professional specializing in drug abuse. Until then, he will not be permitted to associate with other performers on set. The AGN’s decisive action highlights the severity of the situation and the importance of prioritizing the well-being of individuals in the industry.
Jerry Williams, known for his roles in movies like “Forbidden Love,” “Wanted By All,” “Way To My Heart,” “Two Hearts,” and “Mine Forever,” has shared the screen with notable Nollywood actors such as Don Brymo, Chinenye Ubah, Frederick Leonard, and Ebele Okaro. This suspension serves as a reminder that the entertainment industry is not exempt from the consequences of substance abuse and emphasizes the need for support and intervention in such cases.
The AGN’s decision sends a strong message to the industry, urging actors and professionals alike to prioritize their health and well-being. It is hoped that Jerry Williams will seek the necessary help and rehabilitation to overcome his struggles and eventually make a comeback, contributing to the Nollywood industry with renewed dedication and commitment.