Nollywood actress, Mary Lazarus has taken to social media to cry out over the exorbitant charges she was made to pay during the burial of her late mother.
Lazarus averred that she went through a lot in the burial of her late mother as people who were not related to her family erupt out of nowhere to make some outrageous demands before the burial takes place.
She called for some changes to be effected in the burial culture among the Igbos since it takes a toll on the expenses of the family who have been bereaved.
Taking to her Instagram page, she vented out all her frustrations bare.
See some reactions gathered from celebrities and fans.
babarex0: Chai. No b smal tin oo. Imagine someone crying and eating hot jellof rice. Na so them Dey do. So sad
nkechiblessingsunday: Hmmmmmmmmm it’s well 🙏
ucheelendu: Chai crazy tradition. So sorry love
biodunstephen: I ask again; if.you dont do all these, WHAT WILL HAPPEN??? I really need to understand a culture that sees grief as an opportunity to milk one of its won dry in the name of culture. I am really sorry Mary.
immaculatedache: I know this because it is same in my village 😡 My Sugar sorry 😢 na that It is Culture wen dem dey talk dey Vex me pass😡 But we thank God mama has been laid to rest🙏 🕊 Stay Strong
officialsamolatunji1: Mary, God will uphold you and your family
chinyerewilfred4real: My dear who no go no no❤️
topetedela: Really sorry about this, Mary. It’s so freaking sad.
We really need to start confronting and interrogating certain aspects of Nigerian culture that, on closer examination, don’t make sense.
nazoekezie: igbo burial is a whole industry…. it’s crazy! Those villagers just sit and wait for people to die so they can tear a mourner apart… I was so furious during my dad’s burial, UMU ADA demanded I give them OVALTINE instead of MILO😤 I watched people eat and make merry over a man that died at 53, his kids were yet to finish school yet we had to meet every demand. I hate to remember it but igbo burial seriously needs to be addressed.
andreachikachukwu: If I share our experience eh😢😢😢 ndo Nnenne Chineke gba unu ume🙌🙌
georginaibeh: Thats how they drained my mum, my sister and I during my fathers burial 😢😢😢