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Veteran comedian, Moses Olaiya, popularly known as Baba Sala, has solicited the financial support of well-meaning Nigerians for him to be able to take care of his health.

The comedian, who sank into the background after enjoying patronage and limelight for decades, is said to be suffering from a stroke.

At a briefing held on his biography due for presentation on December 4, Baba Sala, who spoke with difficulty, noted, “I need help. Nigerians should help me. I am not dead yet, they should not let me die suffering.”

The one-time bride of the country’s entertainment industry looked frail and breathed with difficult at the event.

He could barely walk, as he was supported to the venue by two people.

Although he is 80, his family, including one of his wives, Funmi, said the octogenarian was not suffering from old age but lack of funds for medical treatment.

Baba Sala’s investments, according to his first son, Reverend Dele Adejumo, had all been wrecked by circumstances and poor management.

Among his investments listed by Adejumo are the Awada Spot in Ibadan; Alawada Standard Hotel, Ilesha; Alawada Records, Ibadan; and Ibukun Alawada Photo magazine.

Adejumo said, “He has investments but they have all been wrecked by mismanagement. He also had a three-storey building in Mushin, Lagos which he had to sell to offset debt incurred when his work, Orun Mooru, was pirated. We still have some of his recorded works not in public yet but machines that will be used to transform them to an acceptable format are not easily available. We do not have the kind of money they are charging us.

“We have been told that baba needs a lot of money for medical treatment abroad. He is suffering from a stroke and other ailments. There are many people of his age who are not like this. We are trying our best as family members. We take him to the teaching hospital weekly but he needs proper medical attention.”

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Helen Paul, Keppy Bassey To Host BON Awards 2018

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Comedienne, actor and TV show host, Helen Paul and veteran actor, Keppy Ekpenyong Edet Bassey, will host the 10th edition of Best Of Nollywood, BON Awards, a press release has informed.

Organizers of the Nollywood premium prize-giving event has announced that the 2018 edition of the Awards, will be hosted by Executive Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

The 2018 edition of BON Awards will mark a decade of celebrating highfliers in the Nigerian movie industry dubbed Nollywood, and the Organizers are putting in a lot of creative contributions to make it a memorable 10years celebration.

The duo of Keppy and Paul will thrill guests at the Galla night to a ball and evening of class.

Keppy started his career in 1988 as a producer with Nigerian Television Authourity, NTA, as Associate Producer. He has starred in several movies including, Inale (2010), St. Mary (2014), Smoke and Mirrors (2018).

Helen has worked as both a freelance and full-time presenter at several media houses in Nigeria. These include Lagos Television (LTV 8), Continental Broadcasting Service (CBS), and MNet (as a co-presenter on Africa Magic Channel 114’s “JARA”).

She broke out as a naughty comic character on a radio program known as “Wetin Dey” on Radio Continental, 102.3FM, Lagos.

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What Killed Tosin Bucknor – Sister

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Funmi Bucknor, the sister of late On-Air Personality and actress, Tosin Bucknor, has attributed her death to complications arising from sickle cell anaemia.

Funmi revealed the cause of her sister’s death on her Instagram handle.

Bucknor was found dead in her home by her French husband on Monday night.

Funmi wrote: “Hmm…My heart is heavy…but in all things, we give thanks to God.

My darling sister and besto Tosyn passed away last night due to complications from sickle cell. Love you.”

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BREAKING: Popular OAP Tosyn Bucknor Is Dead

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Popular OAP, Tosyn Bucknor has died.

The Inspiration OAP was aged 37.

She was found dead, last night, by her husband of 3 years, Aurelien Boyer, when he arrived at home from work.

The cause of death is unknown, but according to multiple reports, Tosyn, A UNILAG graduate was born with sickle cell anemia.

The On-Air Personality, who has been in Top Radio for sometime recently bagged a new talk show with Inspiration FM.

Banky W who was the first to break the good news on Instagram.

”Big ups to one of my favourite on-air personalities @tosynbucknor on her brand new radio show on Inspiration FM… as she is my personal person, I will join her live on air tomorrow around 2 pm. Tune in if you can as we talk about my new video #bankyWLoveUBaby and so much more… much love Tosyn!

This is sad! May her soul rest in perfect peace.

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