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TV Personality Daala Oruwari shares how she survived after collapsing at Ikoyi Club



Daala Oruwari shares how she Collapsed in Ikoyi Club - BellaNaija

It’s true that sometimes disappointments can be blessings in disguise, as is the case in TV personality Daala Oruwari‘s story.

Oruwari shared on her Instagram how several delays, those little incidences that irritate us, somehow saved her life.

She had gone with her family to Ikoyi Club for a National ID card exercise, she said, and at the end of it, without warning, she collapsed.

Read her story below:

Last week Friday, My family&I went to Ikoyi Club at around 9am for the National ID card exercise which they had so thoughtfully organised for their members & on getting there, the card processing had not started so we crossed over to the pool to swim for 2hours after which we went back for the processing. After about 5 hours, we were done & we decided to order dinner.
My dad, bro & I orded the special mixed grill, while my mum ordered Amala which was taking too long to arrive only to find out after 30mins that the person to make it was too busy, so grudgingly she had to order the mixed grill as well.
B4 ordering dinner, my brother& I had ordered suya & were told to pick up in 45 mins, but by the time we were done eating it had been sold& we had to reorder &wait another 45mins.

After that, we called the driver to bring the car from the car park & after waiting for a longer time than usual, we called again, only for him to tell us that the car which has never had a problem before was not starting. My Mom quickly informed @jdautoscenter our trusted auto repair company who proceeded to find out what the problem was.
It wasn’t up to 5 minutes after that all hell broke loose. Without warning, my head suddenly started to spin. I paused for a second wondering what was happening &realised I was starting to stagger. My vision Started to get very blurry& suddenly everything went black. At this point I lost consciousness. According to my mum, I was saying “Im feeling dizzy, mummy I cant see, everything is going dark…”. She screamed to my brother to grab me as I crashed to the ground. Immediately I turned pale, started sweating & my eyes rolled to the back of my head.

As God would have it, the Chairman of Ikoyi club was arriving just at the time where I was being put in a chair& he yelled for someone to run to the hospital& call the inhouse doctor & after a few minutes, the doctor came and all i remember was hearing “we need to carry her in a stretcher”. Next time I opened my eyes was to the sound of the doctor and nurse saying my veins had collapsed and they couldn’t find anywhere to insert the needle for the drip. They stared tying each arm over and over again to try to find a vein but i was already so ghostly white that it looked impossible so they folded my arm in a funny position & found the tiniest vein which was my saving grace.

In all the commotion, there wasnt any time to check my Blood pressure, and on checking after about 25 minutes of getting the needle in, it read 70/60 Mm Hg to which the doctor said it must have been much lower when I first came in.

Turns out that medication i had been given to treat a cough I had been having for a while reacted badly with my system and was drying out my blood.

As i lay in bed i started to play back all the events of the day. •The National Id card issuer not arriving on time,
• The process delaying us for 5 hours + because of network, •My mums food order taking too long, eventually not coming &making us have to wait about 25 mins for her to order another one,
•My brothers suya getting sold &making us wait an extra 45mins to get another one
• The car battery dying and delaying us… Taking away how nicely the doctor put it, with my Blood pressure at such a dangerously low level, If not for all the delays, I would have gotten into the 3rd mainland traffic would surely have died.

Im doing much better now and I honestly wasnt going to share this but something happened to a friend of mine this morning and I realised that alot of people who look strong on the outside, posting happy pictures on social media, typing Lol and looking like they are having the best life are facing depression over one dissapointment or the other at the moment.

If theres anything this experience taught me, its that God that got you to it,will get you through it.
Also this is a reminder to everyone, especially my fellow entertainers who are always on the move to take care of your health and not ignore any signs you have when it comes to your health.
Im doing much better and will be back on my feet soon, but in the meantime, i wish you all love and light ❤- Daala Oruwari

Photo Credit: daalaoruwari


  1. Yels

    February 3, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Medication drying out blood?! I’m not understanding oh

  2. Udobia

    February 4, 2018 at 12:24 am

    Wow, God is so good

  3. What

    February 4, 2018 at 3:22 am

    This is a sponsored article promoting the company she listed. You guys should indicate as much.

    • A-nony

      February 4, 2018 at 1:34 pm

      How is this a sponsored article?
      She posted it on her Instagram page and BN reposted it here. They even said they took it from IG, as well as the picture. . and you are calling it sponsored.

  4. Ezinne

    February 4, 2018 at 8:37 am

    And no CPR was done?
    Indeed we rely on God too much for even what we can do

    • DayoI

      February 4, 2018 at 12:31 pm

      Contrary to what people may think, CPR cannot be done for every single person that collapses. Especially not when the reason for the collapse is not Cardiac (i.e. heart-related) as in this case.

      This sounds more like a Syncope (i.e. faint) due to hypovolemia (low blood volume) causing the reduced blood supply to the brain (hence the symptoms of dizziness, not being able to see).
      CPR wouldn’t have helped, unfortunately, unless her heart actually stopped or was beating abnormally.

      I do agree with your comment about people relying too much on God for what we can do. – It’s a huge problem, especially in Nigeria.

  5. Tari Taylaur

    February 4, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Thank God for your life. He is faithful.

  6. Shao

    February 4, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Vasaovagal episode – most likely.

    Was an ECG done? ?arrhythmia

  7. My 2 cents

    February 4, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Tosin, I know a number of people have sent you money. For transparency, you should state how much you have received from people and what is left. Don’t take people’s help for granted.

  8. S

    February 4, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Sounds like an anaphylactic reaction to the cough medication. Thank God for your life

  9. comfort

    August 17, 2018 at 9:31 am

    God is great

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