One of the saddest things seen in the entertainment industry is celebrities that suffer because of not being healthy.
For fans to see their idols looking frail because of medical problems is unpleasant.
Some of them can bounce back while others are either still sick or have died.
Here are a few Nigerian celebrities that have had or are having health problems.
First is Ify Onwuemene, a Nollywood actress, who was on a popular drama series “Everyday people” in the late 1990z to the early 2000s.
There have been reports that the movie star had cancer which led her to stop her acting career.
In June 2020 it was stated that she needed financial support to treat endometrial cancer.
Second is Ernest Asuzu, a Nollywood actor, he was one of the bad boys of Nollywood in the early 2000s.
The actor’s career ended when he went missing for some years, which was later revealed that he had a stroke.
At some point, people thought he had died but he made it known that he had not died.
The most embarrassing time for him may have been when a video of him begging for financial help circulated this year.
The third is Majek Fashek, a Nigerian singer, who was one of the biggest musicians in the late 1980s to the early 1990s.
His well-known album was “Prisoner of Conscience” which was released in 1988, this had the multiple award-winning single “Send Down the Rain”.
He had sold-out concerts across Africa and toured the world.
Rumours began that he had a strange illness, and there were speculations that the musician was using drugs.
He tried to rebuild his career for many years when he recovered but he became ill again in 2019.
His management tried to gather funds for him and the got lucky when billionaire and businessman, Femi Otedola, decided to help.
However, Majek Fashek passed away in June 2020.
Fourth is Ifeanyi Ezeokeke, a Nollywood actor, who was well- known in the late 1990s.
He became popular in the 1999 movie “Conspiracy”.
He did not appear in movies anymore for a long time and then his colleague posted a picture of the two of them in 2020 that showed that the movie star had a strange illness.
Fifth is Victor Olaotan, a Nollywood actor, he became popular when he played “Sir Ade Williams” in a popular TV drama series called “Tinsel”.
The movie star has been a private person until he was involved in a car accident in 2016.
His health began to deteriorate after the car accident and after years of treatment, he could no longer afford his medical bills.
In 2019 another movie star by the name of Richard Mofe-Damijo stated that he would take care of Victor Olaotan’s medical bills.
However, in 2020 Richard started asking for help with funds on the internet.
A photo of Victor Olaotan was shared on social media and he is seen to require medical care.
Sixth is Julius Agwu, a Nigerian comedian, whose style of comedy made him stand out.
In 2015 the comedian revealed that he was going for brain surgery in the United States of America.
The surgery led to memory loss and paralysis but Julius Agwu has recovered.
Seventh is Lord of Ajasa, a Nigerian musician, who was one of the biggest rappers in 2006.
His career stopped a few years down the line but nothing was known about his whereabouts until January 2019 when pictures of him in the hospital were shown but it did not take long until his colleagues helped him.
Eighth is Sadiq Daba, a Nollywood actor, who is described as one of the best broadcasters and one who made a big impact on the movie industry.
In 2015 he won the “Africa Movie Academy Award” for Best Actor for his role as “Inspector Waziri”.
In 2017 he was diagnosed with Leukemia and Prostate Cancer in July 2019, Femi Otedola stated that he would take care of Sadiq Daba’s medical fees.
The actor’s health deteriorated and in 2020 it was stated that he might lose one of his eyes.
Ninth is Vast (from the music group Bracket), the group Bracket was popular in 2009 and 2010.
Vast was diagnosed with cancer after the group tour to Australia in 2013.
He had to be taken to London for treatment which kept him away from the music for over a year.
Since he returned to Nigeria the group has failed to get back into the industry.
The tenth is Ngozi Nwosu, a Nollywood actress, who became popular in the 1990s when she played “Madam V boot” in a TV series called “Ripples”.
In 2013 she was taken to the United Kingdom to get treatment over a kidney-related disease.
The Lagos state government assisted her with part of the money for her operation and the operation was successful.