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BN Community Centre: Man with Leukaemia



In March 2013, the BellaNaija team asked for your feedback on how to handle the issue of the emails we receive with regards soliciting for financial aid {Click here to read}. We were grateful for your feedback. Over the years, BellaNaija has published various feature stories on Nigerians in difficult situations and we are thankful that our BN Fam has supported in full force. From the man who was wrongly imprisoned for over a decade to and the struggling father suddenly saddled with major financial obligations due to the birth of his triplets.

During this time, we worked to get as much information as we could about different situations that was sent to us. In many cases, the people sending the emails don’t come back to us when we ask for more information. Sometimes they do and we are sceptical about the information given to us and as such we are unable to publish these stories. We will continue to publish these stories, however, we realize this is not enough.

While we are very concerned about the integrity of our brand and are conscious of the fact that there are too many fraudsters out there, we are definitely aware of the major challenges people go through every day.

If you’ve ever had a health-related issue in Nigeria, then you will probably understand that it is extremely difficult to fund your treatment and navigate the healthcare system. Even at the government hospitals (where health care service supposedly subsidized) you find yourself having to pay N50,000 here for something, another N18,000 for something else. Before you know it, you’ve spent hundreds of thousands of Naira. We all know how difficult it is to raise money, even amongst the most ‘comfortable’ people. While many save for a rainy day or have health insurance, most cannot afford to set aside a contingency sum for sudden major illnesses.

In view of this, BellaNaija is launching the BN Community Centre. This online platform will feature “calls for help” as submitted to us. This includes information, photos and account numbers. We are, however, stating categorically that we are doing only basic fact checking, therefore, we will not be held liable in ANY circumstance.

We encourage you to give if you can, however, please ensure you perform independent verification prior to donating any funds.


Hope you can help amplify to plea for support.

Below is a photograph and some details about Seyanu’s medical situation. Fidelis can provide more details as you might need. Fidelis can be reached via [email protected] and/or +234 708 747 1332.

Thank you so much.


Please, join me to ‪#‎SAVESEYANU‬


Oluwaseyanu Bashorun is a 25-year old Student of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA).

The once very lively and energetic young man was diagnosed with Acute Lymphobastic Leukaemia(Cancer of the Blood) since February this year.

Seyanu has been undergoing some form of palliative treatments at Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH) which has only helped in managing the condition so far but at the moment, he is in a critical state undergoing chemotherapy.
“He needs a total of ‪#‎11million‬ for Bone Marrow Transfer & recovery in India”

This is our best chance to save him. Your prayers and financial inputs are needed.
Account Name : Bashorun Oluwaseyanu
Account No: 0055612503
Bank : Diamond Bank Plc.
Please no amount is too small. Save the life of this promising young man. For more details please call 08132047374
No amount is too small. Thank you


  1. efe

    November 17, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Thanks for posting this on Bella naija,it is for Real. And we are all sadden by this situation..

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      November 17, 2014 at 2:23 pm

      Are you (assuming that you’re either a. family member or a friend) guys able to point people outside the country to a secure medium for donating such as PayPal?

    • Oluwaseun Shenbote

      November 18, 2014 at 1:10 am

      Hello Mz SA..we will work on that asap..and yes..he is my brother and only sibling.

  2. efe

    November 17, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Thanks for posting this on Bella naija,it is for Real. And we are all sad by this situation..

  3. Teejake

    November 17, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    I wish we can have people rise to this plea. This is a young talented guy who is still alive and can be rescued. Good people of Nigeria should join in this campaign. It’s a real scenario as the video is also here on youtube: God bless Nigerians!

  4. rs

    November 17, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    perhaps setting up a paypal account could help making donating easier and a secured option for some i.e me….

    • Oluwaseun Shenbote

      November 18, 2014 at 1:09 am

      Hi rs..W will work on that as soon as possible..He is my only sibling

    • Ifunanya

      November 18, 2014 at 8:53 am

      God is still God and will come through for him. We will do what we can, and TRUST Him to do the rest.

  5. DJ Mobi

    November 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    I have just made my donations to #saveseyanu. Pls join me save my brother, he’s all we have. Donate your money,time and support to keep his dreams alive.

  6. ada

    November 20, 2014 at 9:49 am

    It is well

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