17 Oct 2016

I have a friend who was diagnosed with stage-four cancer: Star Actress, Funke Akindele


Mutiple award-winning Nigerian star actress and film prodcer, Funke Akindele-Bello, who clocked 39 in August, in an interview with Punch, said she wants to be remembered for her brand and the lives she has impacted.

In addition, she desires to take a lot of young  people off the streets. She says, “I have a not-for-profit organisation  and I am going to be working with Lekki Coliseum, very soon to empower young people. I’ve done that a couple of times and we organise workshops and trainings. We give people start-up kits to begin their businesses. I am passionate about the empowerment of young people."

"I also want to set up another NGO to help people living with cancer. I have a friend who was diagnosed with stage-four cancer and she  has given me the permission  to talk about her journey. Many times when I was broke, I still had give her money to attend chemotherapy sessions. Because of the state of her health, she was unable to move around to seek funding. Thankfully, I am healthy and I can still work, so I am grateful to God for keeping her alive."

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