Popular Nollywood actress, Kemi Afolabi, has expressed her displeasure with the state of healthcare in Nigeria.
Speaking with, punchng.com, she said she was scared for the future of her children in Nigeria due to the irregularities in some significant sectors in the country, like health. She said;
“There should be government hospitals in residential areas; it doesn’t cost the government anything to do that. The government owes the masses adequate health facilities and good health care. I am going to make more noise about this; they need to start renovating these hospitals. A hospital should be a place where people go to and feel comfortable, not going there and coming back with another ailment. I am sure the government is disbursing funds to the health sector, but it is probably being embezzled.
“I saw a lot of people sleeping on the floor, the drip stands were not sufficient. It is not mere hearsay, I saw these things myself. Bed spaces were not even enough, basic things need to be provided. These are minor things that the government needs to look into. I don’t even think the doctors are properly paid.
“I am extremely scared of the future of my children and the generation to come in this country. I am doing this for the next generation. These people are just wicked, they go to treat themselves abroad and they know how things are done over there. I have lived abroad for about five years and I know how things are done.
“Here, even the air you breathe in the government hospitals is irritating. This is for the future of our children; I was abroad because my husband was based there. I had to come back to focus on my career. For people that have not come back, they have their reasons. When they even hear about the bad things happening in this country, will they want to come back?”
Popular Nigerian comedian, Helen Paul, has revealed that her family members never thought she would complete her secondary school education.
Helen Paul who recently completed her PhD and bagged a Doctorate degree, has now explained why her family never expected her to go that far.
In a chat with, punchng.com, the comedian said, her family expected her to drop out at secondary school level because she was very restless and playful. She said;
“In my family, no one believed that I would complete secondary school education let alone attend university. My mother always told me that if I finished from secondary school with good grades, she would kill a cow because I was very restless and playful. When I finished from secondary school and took my result to her, I demanded my cow but she was not forthcoming so I asked for a chicken, but she simply told me she had cooked rice and that I should go and eat it.
“To motivate me the more, she said that I should complete my university education, and that is when she would believe that I had really achieved a feat in life.”
Okwui Enwezor, a renowned art curator, poet, and educator, has died after a battle with cancer.
Okwui Enwezor died from cancer at the age of 55.
Enwezor had stepped down as director of the Haus der Kunst in June, citing health reasons.
Two months later, in an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel, he revealed that he had been battling cancer for three years and had undergone different treatments to that .
Before his death, Enwezor was the only African-born curator to organise two prestigious exhibitions– the 2015 Venice Biennale and Documenta 11 in 2002.
He was also the artistic director at The Haus Der Kunst from 2011 to 2018.
In a tribute on Twitter, the Venice Biennale praised the late Enwezor for his “courageous contributions” to art.
“There are ways in which to speak that are not loud: they can whisper and still have great power” It is deep heart that we learn the heartbreaking Okwui Enwezor, art critic, poet, writer and brilliant curator of the # BiennaleArte2015,” the tweet read.
Popular TV host Ebuka Uchendu has revealed how he lost a presenter gig because he couldn’t give up his Nigerian accent.
The media industry in Nigeria these days is filled with people who speak American or British accent. Aspiring OAPs and TV presenters are often forced to adhere to the standard
According to Ebuka who hosts popular show Big Brother Naija, the job he lost didnt make him bow to the pressure to adhere to the standard which will see him speak like a non-nigerian.
“I once lost a presenter gig because my accent is too Nigerian, but it never stopped me from being true to myself and fully embracing my individuality. Don’t ever feel pressure to conform, you can actually break the norm because truly all our dreams are valid “, Ebuka shared.
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