Naija News reports that Afolabi recently disclosed that she is battling an incurable disease called Lupus.
The actress during an interview with Media Personality, Chude Jideonwo, revealed that she has been diagnosed with Lupus and has just five more years to live.
Her confession has since generated concerns from her fans and colleagues in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
During the interview, Kemi Afolabi said “I have Lupus. It’s not curable. You just have to take medications for the rest of your life. At a point I was exhausted after spending so much, I said I will stop and just wait for death to come, but I braced up for my daughter and have to continue spending the N1.2million on the medication doze weekly to survive.
“I have sold my cars, property, capital for business etc and Funke Akindele has been helpful, Toyin Abraham, Mercy Aigbe and others reached out and have been there but I still need more support to be able to continue with my medication,” she said.
Naija News understands that Lupus is a life-threatening autoimmune, and inflammatory disease caused when the immune system attacks its own tissues.
It can also be referred to as Systematic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). It can affect the joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.
In this regard, Nollywood actresses, Toyin Abraham and Mercy Aigbe separate posts on their Instagram pages, seek financial support for Afolabi.
Aigbe and Abraham both noted on their pages on Wednesday that a GoFundMe account has been created for Afolabi.
They called on her fans and other celebrities to support her by sending in their donations to the account.
Mercy wrote: “Hello everyone, we need your help, Kemi needs your help and support. She is my very good friend, sister and colleague @kemiafolabiadesipe please kindly support us by clicking the link in my bio for the go fund acct or you can use the Nigeria account below.
“0691762305- GTB- AFOLABI OLUWAKEMI. A.
“Please click the link in my bio for the GoFundMe account. Thank you so much and God bless.”
While Toyin on her page also wrote: “Please fam of you noticed I stopped doing this long ago but I have to do this for my friend, sister and colleague. kindly support us by clicking the link in my bio for the GoFundMe or you can use the Nigeria account below.
“0691762305- GTB AFOLABI OLUWAKEMI.”
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