Here’re ‘poor’ Nollywood Actors Who Cried For Help But Still Died
It is not news that Nigerian actors and actresses have been falling ill and dying in recent times.
Many Nollywood actors we see on screen may not be rich as we think.
Because most of their role is a ‘Big man’ depict on screen does not
implies that they are financially buoyant in the real life and that is
why most of them seek for external help whenever they are plagued with
illness that is bigger than their pocket.
Meanwhile some Nollywood actors lived a reckless life without thinking
of saving for the ‘unexpected’. So this makes the actors in this
category gets little or no pity whenever they need assistance from their
colleagues and the public.
And also, some are too proud to let their situation known, so when their
poor situation is finally revealed to the public atimes it becomes too
late to save their lives.
Most Actors who have died of illness falls into one or more situations
mentioned above. As much as we try to sympathize with them, we also
believe a lot could have been done to avoid these illnesses as they are
mostly linked to one bad habit or the other.
Below is the list of actors and actresses that have cried out for help
in terms of funding but still went on to glory – may their gentle souls
rest in perfect peace
5. Prince James Uche
Prince James Uche was popular for lead roles in classic movies such as
Igodo and Lost Kingdom was discharged abruptly from the hospital because
he could not afford to pay his hospital bills in January 2017.
Actors like Desmond Eliot rose to his rescue along with his son and
appealed to the public for funds to take care of the ailing actor as
Prince James needed at least 15 million naira for his kidney transplant
surgery in India.
Well meaning Nigerians came to his rescue and the funds were raised for
his treatment but the ailing actor still passed on to Glory on the 8th
of March, 2017
4. Martins Njubuigbo
Popularly known as Elder Maya, Martins Njubuigbo died after battling
with a liver disease for a long period of time. Before he kicked the
bucket, he was in need of just 1 million naira for hospital treatment
bills and he went ahead to solicit for pulic funds from Nigerians.
A popular cleric came to his rescue and helped him with 1 million naira in donation.
However, the actor still passed on in October, 2016
3. Ashley Nwosu
Ashley Nwosu also passed on to glory in April, 2011 after battling with Liver complications at the age of 58.
It is reported that Nollywood deserted him during his ailment period
wvwn when it was rumored that a lot of colleagues were indebted to him
The family still went ahead to seek for help but their pleas fell on deaf ears and the actor died
2. Enebeli Elebuwa
When Enebeli Elebuwa fell ill in 2011, Segun Arinze apealed to well
meaning Nigerians to help raise funds to treat the ailing actor who was
battling with stroke.
Delta state government came to his rescue and flew him to India for
proper treatment but it was too late as the actor passed on still.
After he died, Stella Damasus expressed her disappointment at the way
the matter was handled by his colleagues while accusing them of using
social media as a tool to publicize their help.
1. Olumide Bakare
Ibadan based actor, Olumide Bakare was admitted into UCH in Ibadan after
he suffered cardiac arrest. He cried out forhelp from his colleagues
while begging them to assist him financially for his hospital bills and
also send a word of prayer to his family.
He however passed away in April, 2017 after he had been ill for a long time