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Nollywood Actor Prince James Uche Reaches Out to Fans for Financial Assistance as he Battles Diabetes & Hypertension

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princeNollywood actor Prince James Uche has, in a video, reached out to Nigerians assist him with monetary donations.

The actor says that there has been help from the AGN but his critical illness demands more.

According to his rep, he has been battling diabetes and hypertension for the past 7 to 8 years.

Over the weekend AGN President Ibinabo Fiberesima stated that he hasn’t been forgotten but according to Prince Uche’s rep, a lot of the promises made have not been fulfilled.

Watch the video below:

*The video was first released in August 2013 and sadly the situation is still the same

*To donate you can call Praiz Aansi on 08064745055 or email him at [email protected]

24 Comments

  1. libby

    February 9, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Wow! What’s happening in the entertainment industry in naija……..

    • NIRA

      February 9, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      What’s happening is that they’re humans, they get old, sick and die too, like the rest of us.

    • Ona

      February 9, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      The same thing happening to the rest of us. It just seems magnified because they’re in the public eye

  2. Zeebs

    February 9, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Can I just say that this is one of the stark evidences of a failed polity! Why would any employed person ‘battle hypertension and diabetes’ in a country that is involved in international trade, talkless of when you factor in that the commodity is Oil.
    Why would he have to resort to e-begging for succour?
    Why is there NO health system in Nigeria? Why are 80% of us living below a dollar a day and the top echelon possibly thriving on thousands of dollars a day? (Think about it- Sumptuous meals, Powering the Perkins generators for 24 hours, running the litany of domestic staff, living in a plush residence on a piece of land whose value is more than 100 times our GDP, fuelling the gadgets and auto-edifices we now call cars)
    I am sorry, we Nigerians have failed ourselves. Every society has different strata of existence by its citizenry but the yawning, frightening gap between the haves and the have-never-had is worrying. This should only happen in a war-torn situation where there is no government. One of the main purposes of governance is to protect the rights and plights of its most vulnerable. This gap explains crime, violence and insurgency to a great degree.
    There’s palpable pity all over this video.
    **Monday rant over, back to MSc course work**

    • Pinky Egbuna

      February 9, 2015 at 12:56 pm

      How does it provide treatment to his ailment? Diabetes isnt something caused by the government or our society. It is most times hereditary. The man needs help not pointing fingers at the failed system. As an individual,what can you do help him?

    • Zeebs

      February 9, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      My dear, the system that is non existent is to blame largely.
      It works like this…
      1. Individuals should have access to basic health assessment services that include Hypertension , Diabetes, Kidney function especially as they grow older.
      2. Individuals should have access to health information that tells them how to prevent or delay the onset of these chronic health conditions
      3. People who have been diagnosed with these conditions should have access to some sort of health system that monitors these conditions with a view to stemming complications.
      4. People who have contributed to improvement in the society eg Prince James Uche who has contributed to Nollywood which is a multi-million naira/dollar industry… take a walk down your mind…. If he were a politician…. hahaha let’s not go there. They should have access to some ‘subsidy’ from the government.
      My dear, this society( you and I ) have failed ourselves. All I have enumerated above are NOT idealistic. It is basic healthcare. Obtainable in Ghana, Tanzania and even parts of Malawi, funded at least in part by the government.

    • Anne

      February 9, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      Whao! I am impressed with your comment,really brilliant of you

    • Shao

      February 9, 2015 at 6:40 pm

      One of the most brilliant comments yet on any blog naija and abroad!!!

      I second every notion in that beautiful comment of yours.

      *Basic health services to begin with*

    • Pat

      February 9, 2015 at 7:33 pm

      If Pinky can make such a comment doesn’t that solidify Zeebs point that Nigerian citizens are part of the reason why Nigeria is in its current state. Oh well what do I know.

    • Kemmie

      February 10, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      Well said. I couldn’t have agreed more.

  3. Joe

    February 9, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    But atleast the AGN has done something..If they did nothing at all that would have been something else..but from what he says,that the AGN has been of help. but his reps are saying something else…I just wish the AGN will be of more help to him….God give him strength and hope…All is well

  4. God's favorite

    February 9, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    wow… just wow. it may sound funny bt nollywood needs divine intervention.

  5. D Main Man

    February 9, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    I don’t think its synonymous to the entertainment industry, these are illness commoners and other unfortunate Nigerians die of on a daily count, isn’t it because they are in the eye of public? I Pray he gets help in Jesus Name,Amen. He use to be one of my fav actor…

  6. D Main Man

    February 9, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    —-these are illnesses—

    • All hands on deck

      February 9, 2015 at 9:23 pm

      This is a lifestyle disease, that is if it’s type 2 diabetes. He chose to eat poorly and not exercise at all, then he gets HBP and diabetes, and we should do what about that? When he was eating Isi ewu and drinking Star, Gulder, Stout, didn’t it ever occur to him that maybe there might be consequences for that kind of lifestyle? Nigerians need enlightenment, like seriously!!! Poor choice, now this is one of the effects of that choice.

    • D Main Man

      February 9, 2015 at 10:57 pm

      diabetes could be hereditary and as for beer lifestyle own, it depends on how capable your pancreases are it will be surely filtering and flushing it happily even asking more beer” more beer”

  7. hawttalkwithtosan.blogspot.ca

    February 9, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Poor guy. i hope he gets some help. This is the kind of causes his colleagues should take on not kissing politician’s asses.

  8. BB

    February 9, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    @Zeebs: can’t put this better than you. When a system fails everyone looks for help in strange places. Uche is at least lucky because he has AGN to count on for help. What about other ordinary citizens ( i mean regular joes) out there battling with the same ailments but have no platform to voice their daily agony. I wish him quick recovery and I pray it all goes well for him. But Uche case only gives an insight into how vulnerable average Nigerians lives are because they live in a system where govt is non existent. And some people call this the biggest economy in Africa. Tell me exactly what makes Nigeria the biggest economy in Africa?? Oh I know we have the highest number of privates jets Africa ( according to uncle GEJ), richest pastors in Africa and highest number of “rich men” on Forbes list. Crazy nation. And Nigerians will rather shout on social media instead of holding their govt responsible. Light, water, security, kids education, good health they provide for themselves, what then precisely is the function of govt?? Thank God I don’t leave in ur midst. The present day Nigeria can be likened to the “state of nature” where the life of man is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. Only God can save us.

  9. NaijaPikin

    February 9, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    So AGN does not have basic insurance for members…..and they are there hailing that GEJ has done something for their industry.

    Ibinabo start working on insurance plan for your AGN members oh. Not everytime beg beg GEJ for personal gain, sometimes do things to positively impact your members. Diabetes can easily be managed by simple routine care. It should not cost a leg and an arm. I weep for naija.

    • robby

      February 9, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      AGN has insurance , but like in all countries where insurance is implemented it is not free, you must buy a policy and maintain a payment plan which we have come to realise Nigerians doesn’t like to pay, these actors do not take the insurance system serious. Aside those in private sector with enforced insurance payment, we do not take it seriously. I feel for prince uche but this is as much his fault as it is any other…we all expect Nigeria to be like the western world over night but its not so easy, America’s medicaid is not entirely free contrary to what most people think, its deducted from salaries monthly, the people also pay taxes too…so its a give and take society, not a give and give. Please lets always balance our facts

  10. BB

    February 9, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    @All hands on deck : very funny!! But seriously not all type of hbp is lifestyle. Some form of hypertension is caused by tumour of adrenal gland , a condition called conns syndrome. Google and read about it . In fact since he is both diabetic and hypertensive he may be a victim of nephrotic syndrome or conns syndrome. They are both endocrine hormone disorder diseases which unfortunately cannot be diagnosed easily in poor system like Nigeria but they kill very fast due to poor diagnosis with the usual prevalent consequences of kidney failure , heart failure or brain heamoraghe. It is more common with black race than white race!

  11. Chinagorom Martin

    Chinagorom Martin

    February 9, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    This is very heartbreaking

  12. NNENNE

    February 10, 2015 at 2:46 am

    Mr. Uche, if you are reading this, go to the nearest city hospital like in Umuahia or Aba.
    Ask to see a nutritionist/dietician.
    Have her/him draw a weeks menu(Breakfast, lunch and dinner) for you
    Pay attention to the foods to be avoided and quantity to be eaten at each meal.
    Be sure to exercise also.
    These will go a long way to help you.
    Hope you will be able to raise the money you need for medical care. Good luck!

  13. grace

    February 10, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Yes they are old but doesn’t mean he must be sick before he dies….that’s quite harsh. He suffers blindness and many illness. For someone of that calibar to come out. He must really need help. May God heal him.

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