- Popular Nollywood actor Gbenga Ajumoko has passed away
- The Yoruba star reportedly died months after battling with two chronic ailments
- Ajumoko was diagnosed with kidney failure and diabetes disease
Nollywood has been faced with another tragedy after losing a popular actor and scriptwriter, Gbenga Ajumoko. The actor reportedly passed away months after battling with two chronic ailments.
The actor, who was from Ijebu, Ogun state, was said to have been hospitalised for over six months after he was diagnosed. He was being treated at a hospital in Sagamu, Remo in Ogun state.
According to reports, Ajumoko was diagnosed with kidney failure and diabetes disease. It was also reported that the actor was earlier diagnosed with hypertension, which led to the failure of his kidneys.
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It was said that Ajumoko was being treated in secret when he was diagnosed but when the illness got worse it was revealed to the public. The actor's failing health had caused a lot of buzz in the Yoruba movie industry after Iyabo Ojo urged her colleagues to help Ajumoko.
The deceased actor had begged Nigerians and the government to come to his aide. At the time, the injections he had to take per day cost N20,000 and Ojo alleged that she contributed for him to be taken care of.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Yoruba movie genre of Nollywood was recently thrown into another mourning as ailing veteran Nollywood actor, Kayode Odumosu, popularly known as Pa Kashumu, is dead.
The actor who has been out of circulation for a while due to ill health lost the battle of life on Sunday, March 1, 2020. The news of his death was announced by actress Foluke Daramola-Salako via her Instagram handle.
It was reported that the 66-year-old Nollywood legendary actor lost his sight and had a problem walking after suffering from an unknown illness. The late thespian was said to have been suffering from both liver and heart ailments which later affected his memory and eyesight.
The condition was said to have deteriorated after he could not raise enough money to fund his medical trip to India so as to continue his treatment.
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