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#RIPMayowa: Mayowa Ahmed of #SaveMayowa Campaign Passes On

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After a tough battle with Ovarian Cancer, Mayowa Ahmed of #SaveMayowa campaign has passed on.

The death was announced by her brother on his twitter handle: @Asiwaju_Foye.

Condolences to the family.

69 Comments

  1. lola

    August 21, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Oh God! May Allah (SWT) grant her Al-Janah Firdaus.

    • Bubu

      August 21, 2016 at 6:01 pm

      Soo sad!! But I will like to say that people should not leave their family members to this stage before they cry for help.. RIP Mayowa.

    • Seriously

      August 21, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      I guess, sometimes you are confused on what to do. I’m sure they contemplated going the donation route to avoid any drama but drama still happened. This life is so unfair. But God is sovereign, He giveth and taketh. May she rest in perfect peace.

  2. Beard gang

    August 21, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    mayowa, you fought with dignity, grace and courage. my prayer is that eternal rest is granted to you and God will give your family, friends and donors the fortitude to bear your absence. Rest in peace mayowa ahmed.

  3. Mr. Egghead

    August 21, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    She’s at rest now. It’s so inappropriate that she was dragged about in the latter stages of her life when she should be have been given the best comfort possible.
    May her family be comforted.

    And now, unto pressing financial matters, . . . who will bell the cat?

    • Bodunade

      August 21, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      Dude let it rest.

      DONATION not shares. You want the family to refund? To whom? federal government or Nigerian police?

    • Ghen Ghen

      August 21, 2016 at 5:10 pm

      @Bodunade
      loool
      maybe you should read the story of the six blind men and the elephant.
      That will give you some perspective
      Cheers

  4. Zarah A

    August 21, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    After all the struggle.
    God knows best sha.
    May God grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss and help us all. Amen

  5. Ghen Ghen

    August 21, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    I hope Linda is satisfied

    • naya

      August 21, 2016 at 5:15 pm

      I knew someone would mention Linda, pls pls God decides who lives and dies not Linda, its a pity she is gone but dat ain’t linda’s fault. Moreover her family wasted time too with trying to secure a place that wasn’t too far, lets just keep blames out of it and let the dead rest in peace
      RIP Mayowa

    • Olori

      August 21, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      You are very stupid and immature. I hope your statement was a joke. You need prayers upon prayers.

    • De Duchess

      August 21, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      Kindly don’t make this an argument about someone else.
      A family just lost a loved one. Can we just say a quick prayer and wish her eternal rest?

      I pray her family bear this loss with strength. The last days were not kind, but as they said ‘God prevails’. Rest on Mayowa!!!

    • Anyvic

      August 21, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Please shut the f$$k up!!! This is not the time to show your ignorance!

    • Bia

      August 21, 2016 at 7:38 pm

      @ Ghen ghen.
      Dont be stupid. Which Linda? Family’s hand not clean. How come they delayed on gobdong a hospital abroad? Instead, they were lying. USA toda, Dubai tomorrow then SA. The girls case was bad. The SA doctor just collected his share of the donation. The arrangements by the family from the onset was untidy and shady.

  6. Ghen Ghen

    August 21, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    After all she has done!

  7. Ghen Ghen

    August 21, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Let this be a lesson before calling things scam

  8. Ghen Ghen

    August 21, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Next time confirm your stories before posting

  9. Ghen Ghen

    August 21, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    and expecially Toyin Aimaku and Aremide. What have they said about this?

  10. Ghen Ghen

    August 21, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Poor girl
    * tears*

  11. Ghen Ghen

    August 21, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Mayowa was such a swit girl; xo sad people have made her unhappy. Imagine the sadness.
    Linda eh!

    • Ripmayowa

      August 21, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      Why is this abt linda pls, u r just a troublesome person

    • Chiz

      August 22, 2016 at 12:24 am

      Not troublesome but just plain ignorant that thing called Ghen Ghen.

      The family was shady there was no proper and transparent arrangement. Becos it was a bad case, they could not get a reputable doctor/hospital to sign her to go abroad. Instead of the family to give her love at the end of life here in Nigeria, they were chasing shadows and using the girl for donation. There are cases going abroad cannot solve. unfortunately, her was one. The family should donate what is left after expenses to charity eg an orphanage or to other very ill people.

  12. Idomagirl

    August 21, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    May she RIP.
    I hope there’s a cure for cancer soon.

  13. Ghen Ghen

    August 21, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    I am so pained by all dis. . . and those who have spited her

    • Iris

      August 21, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      My friend, I am sorry you are pained, but you know this is not Twitter, right? It is actually possible to put everything into one post. There’s no word limit per post.

    • Fashionista

      August 21, 2016 at 10:26 pm

      lool. i like you Iris!

    • Ekene

      August 21, 2016 at 5:27 pm

      Come on gerrahere.

  14. Marlvina

    August 21, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    R.I.P Mayowa!

  15. Ekene

    August 21, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    One day that name Linda will disfigure your mouth

  16. MurderSheWrote

    August 21, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    She went to SA at the end? Well, RIP. May God bless your soul. I have so many questions for her family but this is so not the right place and time.

    • Enn

      August 21, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      Who are that u feel u have a right to question them especially at a time like this..smh some people are just several shades of deluded..mtcheww

    • MurderSheWrote

      August 21, 2016 at 10:22 pm

      U are more deluded u know? Read my damn comment again.

  17. I love my husband

    August 21, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    @ Ghen Ghen…can you just shut up….and let other people comment.. Who are you sef?hisss…ranting like someone slapped your ,mouth. Be there and be hating on Linda and don’t make something out of your own life

  18. BB

    August 21, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    If there’s anything i’ve learnt from the whole drama, its to be slow to speak just as the Bible says. If not for the controversy, I imagine how much of a hero Toyin would have been now. I pray God grants Mayowa eternal rest and comforts her family at this very trying period.

  19. Ima

    August 21, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    RIP to her. May her family find comfort. I partially blame her family tho,instead of spending her last days making her happy and at peace. The stage she got to was already terminal and all she needed was palliative care. Even if there was no saga she was too weak to fly, they couldn’t fly her to Dubai or the US coz she was already too weak and they knew this. I know people like to blame others for their problems. I just lost a family member to cancer but luckily for me we had two doctors in my family and one is an oncologist ( cancer specialist) and we fought cancer gallantly for 6 years but when it got to her terminal stage we decided to just care for her until she passed and we are still grieving her. Truth is even at that time of the saga the family had not secured a concrete hospital abroad to take her to so everyone should stop the blame game and instead learn from this. If you are soliciting help from the public, please be open about the plans on how to spend the money because the public have become partial shareholders so they deserve to know and also be nice to people who are trying to help you, you owe it to them to show appreciation. I felt the family wasn’t soo nice hence everyone’s agitation. I understand them wanting privacy but it is only fair to at least carry everyone along and publicly appreciate their key helpers like Toyin, Aramide and Linda who helped them get the much needed publicity

    • Bodunade

      August 21, 2016 at 5:53 pm

      I feel like singing a Barry white song to you.

      Plenty wisdom here. Thanks.

    • Ima

      August 21, 2016 at 6:15 pm

      Thanks love?

    • Ej

      August 21, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      Honestly I couldn’t agree with you more. I initially was soo angry at the whole scam incident but I carefully thought about it and realised everything you wrote. I pray I don’t loose anyone to cancer forget say I be man, am super emotional

    • ucylo

      August 21, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      Men can be emotional; men are humans, humans are emotional….Never underplay your humaness dear! Feel free to let it all out

    • Efe

      August 21, 2016 at 6:09 pm

      RIP to your family member. I love your reasoning

    • Lara

      August 21, 2016 at 6:09 pm

      Rest in perfect peace Dearest Mayowa..May the Good Lord grant you eternal rest and console your family and friends.

    • Comment

      August 22, 2016 at 1:44 am

      Ima, I disagree with you. Charity is not a favor….its charity. Not school fees, not taxes. It is not by force to give. You pick a cause and you give with grace and move on. No need to play God especially to people in a vulnerable situation. She didn’t make the sickness up. She herself cried out for help first not her family.

      Not everyone is privileged to have an oncology relative to guide decision making nor even the same level of knowledge and understanding to battle or cope with such a challenge. In the stages of grief, people go through different stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance…..they were not yet bargaining…..period.

      We let our greedy leaders slide and many corrupt people on Instagram whom we cheer and admire on social media yet we are making a fuss about a family being accountable for a dying relative…….

      We have to learn to be kind and give each other a break. We should stop being too critical be more supportive and realistic. We cannot expect everyone to have the same standards. They didn’t carry guns and point it to anyone’s head. They begged for help. You had the choice to say no and move on. Why be a shylock? May Mayowa rest in peace.

    • Ima

      August 22, 2016 at 7:39 am

      Hi comment, Am not trying to play God my dear, you see my point is that this case was one soo sensitive and Nigerians had a lot of interest in it, it is only proper to be polite to people helping you. When you say this is charity and one should just give and move on that’s not entirely true because even in charity organisations there’s something called follow up, you want to ensure the money is being properly utilise. Don’t you know that scenarios like this being a public one affects how other upcoming cases after this will be perceived by Nigerians? If there’s no accountability and feedback people won’t want to help as much and celebrities/ public figures will become weary on using their influence so it doesn’t damage their brand? So please dear ‘comment’ learn to remove sentiments from sympathy. I honestly sympathise with the family

    • Cynical

      August 22, 2016 at 9:47 am

      @Ima,I could hug you now.
      R.I.P Mayowa,I wish you finally find peace after what must have obviously been a stressful battle with cancer. Ovarian cancer is the mother of all cancers,many people don’t know they have it till it’s in the late stages and its most times fatal….. This was the argument,Mayowas stage was already terminal,so palliative treatment was needed,so why raising millions for ‘treatment’????? Anyway,I wish her family fortitude to bear the loss.

  20. Efe

    August 21, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    RIP Mayowa

  21. Leah

    August 21, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Sad. Rest in peace lady and best wishes to her family.

  22. Duchess

    August 21, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    So ?, rest on mayowa.

  23. canigetsomeintelligencehere!!!

    August 21, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    While most people will spend time wondering what happens to the donations received in the aftermath of Mayowa’s demise, let us take time out to reflect on our failed health sector where seemingly decent upscale hospitals like Reddington are unable to give correct diagnosis much more major a major teaching hospital.

    We should all be afraid, angry and deeply worried because no one is safe.

    Rest in peace Mayowa.

    • Sherifa

      August 22, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      You have spoken Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Akos

    August 21, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    As africans we complain a lot but never give solution. So Moyowa is gone – may she rest in peace and may God comfort her grieving family (and friends)

    Ok so everyone will talk about the would coulda shoulda – and where she should have been flown to to be saved earlier.

    DONT JUST COMPLAIN – TRY TO COME UP WITH A SOLUTION AND HERE IS MY SOLUTION.

    I proposed time without number that few of the hundreds of thousands of successful WEST AFrican Doctors (from nigeria, ghana etc) – can come up with some type of business plan to come up with a private 5 star well equipped and well facilitated hospital here in Africa that rivals the best hospitals in the world (eg MAyo Clinic where i personally worked for 4 yrs in rocheser , mn and i witness the traffic of patients from all over the world come for service esp the arabs from middleeast) –

    South Africa and India have such and this is why many of those patience in west africa fly to such places to seek better health, even many rich americans fly to India to seek better service cos Lord knows it is way too expensive in USA

    I dont have any doctors in my family but i have managed to convinced two west african doctors (ghanaian and nigeria) who are taking this seriously and taken a huge step in acquiring a huge land in the mountains in ghana – but land has been sitting or 2 yrs now as they both still live their lives in America,

    It is so capital intensive two rich doctors cannot do it alone – . The resources needed is way too much – especially considering they dont want to make it government affiliated in any way.

    Strictly private – giving patients who can afford it who normally fly out of Ghana and Nigeria or Cote Divoire to go abroad, to not do that but to have the guaranteed world class service right here in West AFrica.

    I think if you live in the US and are in the medical field and join any type of african medical association please convince your doctors in your city to conisider this excellent business venture. I know this is a capital intensive business but with great business plan and sorting angel investors it can be done.

    Between ghana and nigeria and alll over west africa we need a world class hospital and oncology being the #1 specialty – there is no reason are most desperate (eg Psquare mom and moyowa) have to keep flying for hours to destinations to get a better healthcare. If you have doctors in your family abroad talk to them, I talk to the few doctor friend i know.

    Imagine a Mayo Clinic or a John Hopkins (americans number 1 world class hospitals) right here in West Africa. Even americans will also opt to fly here for service than fly to india where they save money.

    This is my solution.

    Rip Moyawa.

    • Majestic

      August 21, 2016 at 8:41 pm

      Very insightful.

    • Naijatalk

      August 21, 2016 at 11:47 pm

      @Akos, flesh and blood hath not revealed this to you.

    • Dr K

      August 21, 2016 at 9:21 pm

      I’m a doctor and I’m interested.

    • Lucinda

      August 21, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      Get together with a group of your seasoned colleagues and start a go fund me campaign asap.

    • DocUK

      August 22, 2016 at 2:14 am

      Akos your fairytale theory might make sense but in real life, it’s not feasible not because it’s not doable but because you are dealing with a difficult population. Our people are not yet ready for that kind of healthcare system. You get what you pay for. The hospitals you mention are multimillion dollar groups and funded by insurance and private citizens. Our people expect doctors to work for free and to use expensive equipment for next to nothing. They expect superhuman results from ordinary human beings. We are not willing to pay the price of a decent healthcare system.

      Is it the Nigerians that are making a fuss about donating a few hundreds to Mayowa that will invest in a great healthcare system? Or the ones that refuse to pay their hospital bills and then demonize the doctor who is going bankrupt? The Reddington hospital that people insult is actually decent when you look at the challenges they are facing. It takes disciplined, and committed financing to run a great healthcare system. Our government doesn’t make health a priority so where is the money going to come from???

      We don’t value health that much. We don’t even appreciate or support our local doctors and we expect foreign trained doctors to come and serve us. Our people will rather pay for a big wedding than their annual health check. They would rather pay for Louboutins. It’s our mentality and values that we must fix first.

    • Marian

      August 22, 2016 at 2:28 am

      This is a great plan. I’ve come to realize we can’t depend on the government for basic things like good education, health care, electricity,roads…. we still have places in naija with no electricity. As in the people there live in mud houses and there only source of light is from firewood. To think we have children who have never been to school because they don’t have any.

      RIP Mayowa! I pray Nigeria will continueto be better so we can do right by people

    • Red

      August 22, 2016 at 6:02 am

      Hey @Akos. Thanks a lot for bringing this up. Reminds me if a similar conversation I had with a surgeon friend in Dec ’15. But time passed & everything went quiet.. Unfortunately it takes sad incidences, such as this, to ‘light up the fire’ in our quest to make Nigeria (and Africa) habitable for her citizens. You do well.

  25. Enn

    August 21, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    I just feel so bad & more so that her last days were not totally filled with peace, life shouldn’t be this hard. May her soul rest in peace and may God comfort her family and grant them the grace to carry on.

  26. Lucinda

    August 21, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    What happened to the £40 million Turai Yaradua Cancer Research Centre? All Nigerian first ladies know how to do is organise anko and throw bogus charity fundraisers. Aliko Dangote donated. Dantata donated. Even PDP. All of them are WASTEMEN. Nigerians were able to donate up to 100 million for just one person within 24 hours. Imagine what can be done within a longer time frame. We just need a group of people who can be trusted!

  27. Oncology

    August 21, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Whaooooo that is excellent business idea Akos, i am a doctor too and I am very iinterested in partnering in such a business venture and go down to lend my service every summer for 10 weeks. I can definitely imagine a 5 star type hospital as you would experience in a 5 star hotel. And its a good thing you mention it ewillhave no government affiliation whatsoever . That will be perfect. Keep them out.
    .
    though i am not willing to move back home just yet until my young kids get to college , but most definitely i am willing to fly down every few months or so to work.

  28. Aderonke

    August 21, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Rest in Peace!!! Mayowa Ahmed

  29. Fashionista

    August 21, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    May her soul rest in the Lords bosom, where there is no more pain! Amen.

  30. Ij

    August 22, 2016 at 8:05 am

    No more pain sweetie, no more, rest now

  31. Ella

    August 22, 2016 at 9:10 am

    @ bellanaija this here is news you need to look into and explore, I mean that of @Akos intelligent proposal in his comment , Making great doctors of Nigeria, and Africa in a whole including non doctors to explore. A five star hospital will be great for us our country and Africa in a whole, enough of all this travelling abroad for treatment with huge amount of money flooding to their pockets when we can have such great hospitals & great doctors working in it; and we will be amaze how rush of doctors abroad will want to relocate to African country’s to render their services in this hospitals without we even begging for their expertise, Look in this case where a beloveth lady @ mayowa may her gentle soul rest in peace had to be considered flying abroad for hours with the rate of weakness she was in for treatment, if only we had such great hospitals down here it may have made a lot of difference in her health challenge. we so need to look into this matter of having great five star hospitals all around Africa it is really paramount.

  32. Prince

    August 22, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Person die, people dey write epistle, this bellanaijarians sef.
    #RIPMAYOR

  33. HP

    August 22, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    So sad she passed away. Hoping a cure to cancer is found soon….

    Despite all the social media wahala the poor lady was dragged into, I just hope Nigerians won’t be deterred by this & not be willing to raise funds for another person

    hospitalplexus.com

  34. Medical Student Jasper

    August 22, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    DocUK

    Reading is Essential if you read Akos Post you will realize she did spell out this will be private. Just like you have private hotels scatttered all over the country. This has nothing to do with the government. Which part did you not understand where you are saying our people are not ready blah blah blah, what has population got to do with this private venture.

    You got your money you pay for the service – simple. It has nothing to do with government and population

    It is only for those who can afford to fly abroad to have an alternative option right here in West Africa (ghana or nigeria) .

    Next time read and understand before you respond with an epistle . You call her solution fairytail – WHAT IS YOUR SOLUTION THEN????

  35. Medical Student Jasper

    August 22, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    And she mentioned the plot of land that was purchase by her two doctor friends of hers, was somewhere in Ghana mountains.

    So if this private hospital has to be built in ghana then so be it. Her solution clearly stated west africa cos i am assuming she was thinking in terms of sick unable people not having to fly too far away – so it can be Ghana, Nigeria,, cote divorce etc etc

    Someone gives a solution you will respond with complaints and whining (just like she initially stated) yet You claim to be a doc and i didnt read any alternative solution in your comment so i ask again UKDoc WHAT IS YOUR SOLUTION.

  36. tunmi

    August 22, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    She’s at rest now.

    Many of these cancers can be best treated if they are caught early. BN, I know you do awareness for breast cancer. Can we do one for ovarian cancer as well. BN medical specialists, what are your recommendations? Pap smears and how often?

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