Monday, 31 March 2014

'Ignorance Killed Zara, Not MS' Yemisi Ilo Blames Zara's Family For Her Death

Yemisi Ilo

Zara's interview held in Yemisi Ilo's parents house

By Yemisi Ilo

I also have MS and I am currently in Singapore – where by His grace I will finally halt the progression and hopefully and prayerfully reverse some if not all disability. I spoke to Zara on Tuesday. She said she was being given ‘Agbo’ to drink by her family and that it was killing her. Those were her exact words. I told her to NOT drink it. With an already compromised immune system – Agbo is bullshit. It is poison. MS is not malaria. I gave Zara clear details of exactly what she needed to do to try to get well. It isn’t easy AT ALL – I should know but unfortunately for her, she was surrounded by very ignorant people at the end who felt that they knew best. I first heard of Zara when I read about her on Linda Ikeji‘s blog a year ago. I got in touch with her immediately and started a Skype friendship. I was in London and she was in the States (US). We spoke regularly. When I went back to Lagos, we would WhatsApp and I would call her. When she came to Nigeria in October last year, I went to see her and she was surprised that she could move better than me! I organized the Battabox interview (which we did at my parents house). She said she didn’t want to live with her mum in the States – yet she had no one to look after her there apart from her mum. She needed someone. She even wanted to come and stay with me, but I am married with small children and my own MS issues were already enough for one house.... 

I am so pissed off, so angry, so fucking sad, teary and frustrated. If I had been in Nigeria, I would have gone to pick her up on Tuesday when I spoke to her.  She was so desperate to leave Ogba. She said she had a return ticket to America and would try to leave ASAP. I gave her my neurologist’s number so she could get some steroids to help her get over the horrible relapse she was having. Also to get her to explain the condition to Zara’s family so they would realize that this was not an ‘Agbo’ matter. I have had MS for nearly 10 years. My walking has deteriorated and I am currently alternating between a walker and a wheelchair. Zara was worried that she wouldn’t get married and have kids – I told her that I had 4 kids and was happily married and continued to work and that there was hope. I have always been vocal about MS and even appeared on a ‘Moments with Mo’ episode talking about it. There are many Nigerians with MS – I know a few but they want to keep quiet. Their families are embarrassed. Why? I don’t know? It can happen to anyone at any time. Granted, I am extremely fortunate to have the strength of character and a loving and supportive and enlightened family to deal with this HORRIBLE condition that has led to this opportunity for me to undergo Hemapioetic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) – Google it. It has taken donations from over 100 people to do this. It costs over $150k (N24,727,501). I told Zara that since she was a US citizen, she could get on a trial at the University of Chicago under Dr. Burt for free. I just want people to know that MS didn’t kill Zara – ignorance did. As well as our fatalistic attitude in Nigeria where everyone prays and no one takes action. 




Yemisi Ilo,is the CEO Ileke Media & Battabox.

Here's the video of the interview Yemisi talked about. Sadly, before they could release the video Zara Gretti passed away last week Friday, aged 28.

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Angry Fans Blast Tiwa Savage For Abandoning Zara When She Needed Help

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28 year old singer, Zara who was famous for her hit track “Abokoku’ passed away on Friday in her Lagos home, after battling with Multiple Sclerosis (an inflammatory disease in which the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged) for over a year. Follow on twitter

Nigerian Celebrities Abandon Zara Gretti's Family

Here's how Netng reported the story

Since the morning of March 28, 2013, when Nigerian singer Zara Gretti passed away at her home in Ogba, Lagos, not one of her friends or colleagues has come to pay a condolence visit. Her family said this when NET paid a visit to the singer’s home situated at Ogba environ of Ikeja, Lagos. We spoke with a family member who confirmed the singer had passed away. 

‘Nobody has come here since she died, you are the first person. Thank you‘, a family member (who asked we keep her identity private) told our reporter. Surprisingly, the mirror opposite has been happening on social media with numerous celebrities and media personalities all writing tributes and posting photos of the late singer on their accounts.

The family says a burial date will soon be fixed.... 

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Photo: Jim Iyke's Boo, Nadia Buari Dazzles In Red

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Timi Dakolo & His Beautiful Wife, Busola Share Romantic Wedding Anniversary Messages

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I don't even know what to make of this photo.
My dear readers please help me out.
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Davido Issues An Apology To His New York Fans

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Sunday, 30 March 2014

Photos: Peter Okoye, Banky W, Annie Idibia, Others Celebrate Their Moms For Mothers Day

Happy Mother's day to my beautiful and loving Mother, Mrs Kudirat Oloruntoyin Yinus, and all the lovely mothers on this planet.

Here's how some of our celebs celebrated their mothers today

@peterpsquare: "Happy Mother's Day to the wonderful women out there.
And also to the Mothers who can't be here today. Love u all. #RIPMUM #Missyou"

@bankywellington: "Happy Mother's Day to the most beautiful woman in the entire world.. Momma W. Cc

@officialbovi: "Dear mother can I ever thank you enough? No, not on 1 life times. She thought mehow to read. She said if I had knowledge, I would have power"

@annieidibia1: "My sweet mom, no words is enough to express how I truly feel about u! Ur unconditional LOVE! For u taught me,love,kindness,patient!!! my solid rock ,ur selfless love is amazing... All I can Is thank u and ur reward is heaven... Thank u mom #bestie #sister #everything !! Thank God 4 this wonderful, selfless woman!! I love u mama"

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Annie Idibia Shares A Photo Of Herself Breastfeeding Her Baby Olivia

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Saturday, 29 March 2014

Photos: JLo Is Still Very Hot @ 44

Jennifer Lopez looked stunning in this sleeveless knee-length dress which she rocked with a pair of nude Christian Louboutin high heels.
She dazzled at the American Idol singing competition where she is one of the judges.

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Angry Fans Blast Davido Over Poor Performance @ His New York Concert Last Night

Contrary to what Davido tweeted earlier today, that his concert in New York was shut down by the New York Police Department because of the massive turnout, a lot of angry fans have taken to Twitter, Instagram to blast the singer, hurling curses at him for a messed up concert.  Here's a comment from one of them, Ronke:

I guess we all should have known better. He's 21 and he went on stage high and intoxicated! Where they do that at? I'm not an artist and I understand that they do need a little extra something to perform infront of a huge crowd but dude was out of it. I thank God I never waste good money on an outfit for that bastard!
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Caption This Photo: Foluke Daramola & Hubby

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Nigeria's King Of Comedy, Ali Baba Shares Wardrobe Photo, Blasts His 'Haters'

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Ini Edo Has A Message For Her Haters!!!

Iniobong looks cute in this new photo she just released.

See her message to her haters below

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Odd World! Meet The Man Who Sacrificed His P*nis For Wealth

This Malawian man sacrificed his p*nis for wealth
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“I met some business persons [witch doctors] who told me that the best way to become rich was to sacrifice parts of my body.” Zulu said from his hospital bed.
“On 24th March, 2014 around 04:00 hours, I went to a bush where I was instructed to be naked and a hyena came to me and started eating my toes and eventually my manhood was eaten.”
Zulu said he wasn’t bothered about the loss of his manhood as long as the promised wealth arrives. 
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Guys, Would You Rock This Hair Cut?

Hair cut of life!
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Why NYPD Shut Down Davido's Concert In New York

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Pick Your Fave: Davido Vs Chris Brown

Davido just got his nose pierced and said "“Young nigga move that dope!!"
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Whose nose piercing are you feeling?
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Her Hips Don't Lie! Ghanaian Beauty, Joselyn Dumas Releases Hot New Photos

Describe her in your own words.

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