Mr Sunday Awoji has said that ailing Nollywood actor, Prince James
Uche needs N11 million to undergo kidney transplant abroad.
“Prince James Uche has been very sick and incapacitated for some years
now, and it has become obvious that he cannot provide the required funds
to have the necessary medical attention. “He is currently hospitalised
in Lagos due to kidney related ailment, and urgently needed to be taken
to Indian for a transplant that will gulp N11 million,”
as Natty, was also critically down with paralysis in Enugu State.
According to Awoji, it is in its effort to intervene that FWON recently
inaugurated its“Save a Soul” intervention campaign geared towards
raising funds for the medical care of the ailing actors. .
“As an NGO within Nollywood that seeks
to ensure the wellbeing of filmmakers, especially on health related
issues, FWON has decided to intervene. “We decided to cry out to
Nigerians of goodwill, and everyone who loves Nollywood to give towards
saving these precious souls.” He explained that movie producers, actors,
fans, other Nigerians of goodwill had donated towards the intervention
funds, but the required amount was yet to be realised.
“So far, we have only got less than a million naira, and we had to
quickly send delegates to Lagos and Enugu to take care of their
immediate medical needs. “We are still hoping and calling on everyone to
contribute towards this rescue mission,’’ he pleaded.
According to him, FWON is planning other
options possible, including visiting corporate bodies, Area councils
and Humanitarian organisations to expediently raise the required funds.
“Only Nollywood cannot do it; we therefore need the help of everyone as
quickly as possible to save our brothers.””