Make the roll call of controversial Nollywood stars, one name that will surely not be missing, apart from that of Tonto Dikeh, Emeka Ike, Cossy Orjiakor, Jim Iyke, is Rukky Sanda. The Lagos State-born actress cum producer, who reportedly funkified her real name, Rukayat Adesanya, to Rukky Sanda, is not new to controversies just like her pal, Tonto.
Even though she is not one of the busiest actresses in the Nigerian movie industry or her self-produced movie known to be a blockbusting film, she is one of the celebrities in the country who lives in one of the highbrow areas of Lagos and also cruises around with an expensive ‘mobile home’, which some of the veterans in the industry can’t boast of or have hope of acquiring.
Though Nigerians go through many challenges caused by poor leadership, which has continually failed to make life worth living well for its citizens, the entertainment industry has provided a cushion for many Nigerians to rely on when they need to get cheered up. Little wonder most Nigerians care much about those who entertain them and give them something to cheer about.
That could explain the criticisms some Nigerian celebrities faced during the January 2012 Occupy Nigeria protest when some of them threw their weights behind the Federal Government on fuel subsidy.
Speaking with Nigeriafilms.com in an exclusive interview (conducted on October 1, 2012, in Lagos), when asked what she would like God to do for the country if given the opportunity by the Creator to make such request, Rukky Sanda stated that she will asked God to make Nigeria fair, but noted that she isn’t complaining about the bad situation of the country since she is living large.
In her words, “I pray that the country would be fair.” When asked to explain what she meant by Nigeria being fair, Rukky explained that, “I can’t complain (of the bad situations in the country) because I have a good life, I am lucky [for that] and I thank God [for that also], but I pray that the less privileged ones get what they want.”