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#SenseiUcheBeatsCancer: OAP Uche Agbai needs Our Help



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Yesterday City FM OAP Uche Agbai popularly known as Sensei Uche revealed he has been battling with an illness which has been keeping him from work for a while.

That illness later turned out to be cancer; a stage 3 nasal lymphoma.

Read the message he shared below:

Hello everyone, my name is Uche Agbai, many of you may know me as ‘SenseiUche’ of City 105.1FM. Those of you who do may have also noticed I have been off air for an unusually long time. In appreciation of the concerned messages and loving support that I have received I would like to take this opportunity to explain the circumstances of my absence.

The story began sometime in December 2016. I had slowly come to realise that I was losing sense of hearing in my left ear. With the onset of persistent nasal congestion and a recurring sore throat I sought medical attention. After visiting a number of hospitals all of whom subjected me to several tests, I was told I had simply been suffering from an infection. I began my treatment in the hopes the symptoms would clear. The symptoms worsened and I started having severe nose bleeds. I was then advised to consult an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. After several scans, an MRI scan of my head revealed an unidentified growth in my upper nasal tract measuring 8.5cm and 3cm wide, my blood ran cold.

The discovery cast my life into limbo, suddenly confronted with several frightening prognoses; potential blindness, partial deafness, anosmia or worse. After undergoing surgery, a biopsy of the mass returned the diagnosis; cancer. Analysis of my scans would show I had a stage 3 nasal lymphoma. To this day I cannot quite find the words to describe the emotions of helplessness and despair that beset me. It was as though my life had suddenly and without fair warning, been brought to a screeching halt. I was advised on the high risk of my situation with the danger that the cancer could metastasise and spread to my brain. Compounded by my struggle in finding adequate medical care in Nigeria, I felt as though I was in a lopsided battle against time for my wellbeing.

It has been in no uncertain terms, thanks to the support of my family, friends, and dear colleagues at City FM that I have been managing to cope with all of this. The emotional, the physical and the financial struggles that accompany fighting such a disease are just too overwhelming for one person to hope to transcend. To those who have been there, my sincerest and deepest gratitude.

My treatment plan consists of 6 courses of chemotherapy and intermittent radiotherapy spread over a 7 month period. My fight has begun, and at the time of writing I have completed 2 courses of chemotherapy at Lakeshore Center in Lagos, with plans to receive radiotherapy in one of their affiliates abroad. With a projected cost of 21,000 USD/~16,000 GBP to complete my treatment, I wish to appeal to you all to help in my battle against cancer.
Yours truly,

Uche ‘SenseiUche’ Agbai

Note: If you wish to make donations in NGN please use the following:

Bank: First Bank
Name: Uche Agbai
Account number: 2008856221

You can also donate for the treatment through the Gofundme account. Let’s help Sensei Uche beat cancer!


  1. i must talk

    July 31, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    God will surely bring help and healing to you Uche. BNers, kindly help Uche, he is an orphan. i know his family personally. i will do my bit.

    • dust

      July 31, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      instead of mentioning a non-existent “middle eastern/european god” everytime try to reason and apply logic to the cause of situations…

      it hasn’t occured to you that this generation is the worse hit when it comes to cancer and some illnesses.. instead of demanding for research centers to know if the food or drinks we are consuming are doing more harm than good u’re involving religion..

      he needs to do his chemo and most importantly stay under the sun in his free time with the sun rays shining on his neck.. African ancestors didn’t cover their chests bcos they knew the importance of the sun… the Goddesses and Gods gave people brains for a reason..

      same way the Goddesses and Gods gave people land and seeds to grow food but they decided to complicate things by building concrete jungles and creating worthless paper called “money” and monetizing that which is free which then indirect leads to the creation of a caste system of “poor” and “rich” that the Goddesses and Gods never created.

      this is a lost generation of ignorant and gullible people who will still go on to pass down the ignorant and gullible mindset to their children and the cycle continues…

    • @Dust

      August 1, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      So you don’t believe in God but you believe in gods and goddesses? Hmm.

  2. Ms B

    July 31, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Donated my little mite. For uche and others in like position particularly if you are using a government hospital for any cancer treatment pls try and visit the NHIS office. There are funds available to help offset treatment bills. You never know until you try. My dad benefited even without connections. Just that he used a govt teaching hospital. He’s cancer free by the grace of God after radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

    It is well

  3. titolu

    July 31, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    It is well with you dear Uche. With God on your side, you shall win this battle. My prayers are with you.

  4. Josephine

    July 31, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    I have to donate and I hope everyone does too. No matter how small. Let’s help out and do good. Uche will kick cancer’s butt.

  5. FinchleysFinest

    July 31, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    I contributed mine too…. Cancer is not a good thing… I dont pray for even my enemy to have this…

    Lets do out best to save this dude..

    It is well.

  6. tee

    August 1, 2017 at 8:38 am


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