Mercy Aigbe, others launch fundraiser for Kemi Afolabi’s lupus treatment

Nollywood stars like Mercy Aigbe, Funke Akindele-Bello, Toyin Abraham, and some others have launched a fundraiser to aid their colleague, Kemi Afolabi, who was diagnosed with lupus a few months ago.

Afolabi had recently opened up about her ailment, stating that the doctor told her she had five years to live.

In an Instagram post on Thursday, the actress appreciated her colleagues and friends for setting up a fundraiser towards her treatment.

Those she mentioned included Mercy Aigbe, Funke Akindele-Bello, Toyin Abraham, Yomi Fabiyi, Akin Olaiya, Adeoti Kazim, Shola Kosoko, Wumi Toriola, and others.


She said, “I appreciate you all for putting this together just for me. God bless you and yours.”

According to her, the treatment, which will take place abroad, has been scheduled to begin in June 2022.

She added that she was aware of the bank account that had been opened towards the treatment.

“I, Kemi Afolabi, is aware of the account opened to support my medical treatment abroad which commences in June 2022,” she wrote, adding the account details.

She also urged fans to contribute to the GOFundMe account that has been created on her behalf.

Appreciating the contributors, she said, “God bless everyone who has contributed. Thank you all.”

Two months ago, the actress had raised the alarm concerning scammers taking advantage of her situation on Facebook.