Sidikat Odukanwi, the veteran Nigerian actress who’s popularly generally known as Iyabo Oko, has dispelled the dying rumours trailing her since images and movies of her wanting frail made the rounds on the Web just lately.
In a short interview with Saturday Beats, the 62-year-old actress mentioned, “I’m doing fantastic. I’m not lifeless. I’m very a lot alive. I won’t die (yet); it’s not my portion.”
In the meantime, one in all her daughters, Olamide, instructed Saturday Beats that her mom was identified with ischaemic stroke about 5 years in the past however selected to maintain her well being points away from the general public.
She mentioned, “What affected my mum was the truth that she was not going for her medical check-ups. I need Nigerians to assist present a automotive for her. What occurred (to her) might have been prevented however due to the unavailability of a automotive, issues took a unique flip. She lives very removed from the hospital.
“When she had her final ‘assault’, I needed to get a bike to convey her to the junction earlier than I might get a cab to choose her. She was identified with proper ischaemia stroke some years again. The primary well being scare occurred about 5 years in the past however she didn’t need anybody to learn about it. My elder siblings even flew her to China for higher medical remedy and she or he received higher.
“Sadly, she had two different ‘assaults’. However, she instructed us to not inform anybody about it, that she could be fantastic. However seven days in the past, she had one other assault which affected her limbs. Nonetheless, she is getting higher. She will now speak and reply to folks. The docs have assured us that with the assistance of physiotherapy, she would have the ability to use her limbs once more.
“We spoke out as a result of we now want monetary assist. Her kids are doing their greatest however they will’t do every little thing. Actresses like Foluke Daramola, Iyabo Ojo, Mercy Aigbe and Biodun Okeowo have assisted financially up to now.”