Nollywood may record yet another tragedy, following the deteriorating health of Imo State born actress, Ngozi Nwosu.
The actress who played “Peaceful Peace’, one of the troublesome wives of Chief Fuji (played by Kunle Bamtefa) for over 20 years in Fuji House of Commotion is reportedly battling heart and kidney related ailments. But she’s got a chance at staying alive with the sum of N6m needed for her treatment abroad. When does she need the money? ASAP!
There had been rumours earlier in the year that the actress is infected with HIV/AIDS, a rumour she has come to dispel recently.
Her reported appearance as a guest contestant on the popular TV game show, ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ last Saturday made people know the true state of her health and how she’s been suffering, as her appearance told enough tales of her failing health.
The actress who was a recipient of the One Million Naira that was won on the show on that fateful day to help aid her treatment was assisted by entertainment journalist, Seun Oloketuyi.
“One of the first signs that things were no longer right with Ngozi was the fact that we had to delay recording because while everybody else was virtually fanning themselves due to the studio lights, Ngozi was shivering from cold so much that the producers had to get her cardigans. I was flustered. When the programme eventually got underway, Ngozi still helped to answer some questions,” Oloketuyi said.
Oloketuyi added that he was invited to participate in the game show and had no inkling that the actress was going to be his partner. The Director only informed him few minutes before recording began when Nwosu strolled in.
“When we probed further on what exactly her ailment is, Ngozi wouldn’t say but instead invited me to her home. Last Sunday, I was Ngozi’s guest, where she showed me results of tests stating that she had kidney and heart-related issues. I spent hours in her house as she led me by the hand through the whole gamut of her illness.
“She told me she decided to divulge everything because of widespread speculation that she was HIV positive. “I don’t have AIDS o,” she declared.
The National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP) rallied around the ailing actress when they had to raise some amount of money to support her just weeks ago.
We hope she gets the money needed on time and get the required treatment before the year ends. Enough of Nollywood deaths this year, abeg!