Colleagues of Nollywood actress, Kemi Afolabi, have turned to the public to seek financial support to treat her illness.
Actresses Toyin Abraham and Mercy Aigbe took to Instagram to solicit support for Afolabi, announcing that a Gofundme account had been opened to support her treatment.
The PUNCH reported that Afolabi had revealed in an interview with Chude Jideonwo that she had been diagnosed with the autoimmune disease called lupus.
In the interview, she also revealed that due to the illness she had just five years to live.
Afolabi revealed that she spent N1.2 million on medications weekly to manage the illness, adding that she had sold her cars, property, and business to afford the treatment.
She added that she had received support from colleagues including Funke Akindele, Toyin Abraham and Mercy Aigbe.
Posting a video of the interview, Abraham called on her fans to support Afolabi with their donations.
“Please fam if 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,” Abraham wrote.
Aigbe also posted the same video stating, “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.”