October 19, 2021

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Hope Rises For Sick Nollywood Actor

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Edith CHUKU

 

A Nigerian movie actor, Kingsley Orji, popularly known as Egbe-Igwe who has been bedridden for about two years, will soon be flown abroad for treatment, courtesy of a lifeline from a Nigerian entrepreneur.
The Nollywood star who spoke with TNN in a telephone interview has been incapacitated for about two years now following a fatal accident that damaged his leg.
Orji, for the past one year had appealed to his colleagues in the movie industry and pleaded with Nigerians to come to his aid.

He also released a music video in Igbo language, titled “Egwu Amala Ubo” where he explained his condition on crutches.
Reprieve finally came his way last Wednesday, when a businessman sent money for Orji’s surgery.

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The movie producer, director and musical artiste who could not hold his gratitude told TNN that “amidst all pains, I always trust in the Lord. I know only God can send me a helper.
“I am so grateful that God has done it through Mr. Ibori Ubulu and I believe that this is a stepping stone to his own glory because I know he has come a long way, before he did this, I know he has taken a lot of decision, but I believe that his own projects God is going to put an extra-ordinary shine, extra-ordinary things will begin to happen in his life because I know before taking this decision he must have undergone some certain ups and downs before he said okay let me do this for this young man to live.

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“He promised me that he will make me to be somebody in life, he said he knows that I am a great person and no matter what the evil man or evil woman is doing that he will try his possible best as a human being to use his resource to bring me back to life, so I am so grateful to God and to him for giving me hope again, God is going to bless him and add more wealth to him.”

Family, friends and colleagues of the comic movie star, who features more on epic movies with the likes of Nkem Owoh, popularly known as Osuofia, has expressed gratitude, applauding Ubulu for his kind gesture.

Meanwhile, TNN gathered that a travelling agency has been contacted and all documentation are in progress to enable him leave for India.

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