17th September, 2012
Ailing Nollywood actress, Ngozi Nwosu, who is currently down with a kidney-related ailment, may be flown to India for surgery soon.
The actress, who is currently bedridden in her Lagos home after being diagnosed with a kidney-related ailment, needs to be flown out of the country urgently for a kidney transplant.
After P.M.NEWS broke the news of her failing health on Friday, there have been reactions from concerned citizens, including a Germany based Rotary Club that showed interest in paying her medical bills in the European country.
Some of her colleagues including Amaka Igwe, Biodun Aleja and Emma Oguguah, are already raising funds and making preparations to fly her to India for the surgery.
Ace film director, Biodun Aleja confirmed to Nollywood Reel that the actress is currently bedridden and that they are making efforts to make sure she gets back on her feet.
“We gave her some money yesterday to support the tests she is undergoing, and we will very likely take her to India very soon; that is why we are trying to raise funds for her. By the time she is done with the tests, we will be sure of the exact ailment, but I think it is kidney leakage or so,” he said.
A save-our-soul message circulating among Ngozi’s colleagues reads; “Please let’s not turn this to plenty talk, if you can help financially, please help by paying what you can to GTB account number 0052851673 Ngozi. M. Nwosu. Thanks.”
Earlier in the year when Ngozi’s shrunken figure was noticed by her fans, it was rumoured that she was suffering from leukemia. She was also rumoured to have contracted HIV, but she denied it all.
In an interview, she claimed that: “I lost weight because I wasn’t comfortable with it any longer. I lost weight because, as an actress, I didn’t want to be playing a particular role. I no longer wanted the motherly role I was always acting. I wanted to see myself from another angle.
“I lost weight, especially for my health. I feel good. I feel better. When I wear the kind of clothes I love, I don’t feel stupid. I love wearing hugging clothes. Now I wear them and I see I’m okay in them. So, it is now a crime to lose weight? Just because I lost weight, I now have HIV/AIDS and leukemia?”
The Imo State born role interpreter has starred in a lot of Nollywood flicks and soap, some of which include Greatest Weapon, Thunderbolt, Fake Doctor, A Cry For Help, Dark Secret, Dr Thomas, True Or False, Daddy Must Obey, Fork Up, Vineyard, Harbinger, Ikuku, Night and Day, No Shaking, Open Secret, Private Sin, Slave Master and Living In Bondage to mention a few.
She also played the role of Madam V Boot in the now rested Ripples TV serial. The most popular among them is Fuji House of Commotion, where she played the role of a mischievous polygamous wife.