Popular Afro Cinema actor John Okafor, famously known as Mr. Ibu, finds himself in hospital and has reached out to his fans for financial support to cover his medical expenses.
In a video posted on his Instagram page on Wednesday, Mr. Ibu who pleaded for financial assistance from his hospital disclosed that he has been unwell for several weeks.
“While I am hoping for prayers and assistance, as I speak to you I am still lying down in the hospital. The medical director of this hospital said that in case his new idea does not work, the next idea is to cut off my leg,” the veteran actor pleaded.
Mr. Ibu’s daughter who appeared in the alongside the actor’s wife revealed that she has been covering her father’s medical expenses throughout his illness.
Stressing the family’s desire to seek further treatment abroad, she urged fans to keep them in their thoughts and to provide financial support as necessary.
She said, “I have been the one handling the bills and I am financially drained, we can’t do it alone. He’s not getting better, some days it looks like he is and other days it looks like he is getting worse.”
Nicki Bigfish appeals for financial help to save father’s life
In a similar situation a few days ago, Kenyan prankster Nicki Bigfish reached out to his fans for financial assistance to save his beloved father’s life.
Nicki revealed that his father had been diagnosed with a cancerous head tumor that needed urgent surgical attention which is way over his financial ability.
“My family and I are so grateful to you for standing with us during these difficult times. My dad is still in the ICU after a successful surgery which was done on Monday… Here’s the official paybill number as promised,” Nicki Bigfish shared on Instagram.