How I Almost Lost My Life ––Actress Ngozi Nwosu Speaks

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For Nollywood actress, Ngozi Nwosu, life begins at 50. Having been to what she calls "hell and back", the fair-skinned entertainer may have finally conquered the storm. Bubbling in a celebratory mood, Nwosu was resplendent in a black body fitting dress and blonde weave at an event organised to celebrate her birthday on Wednesday.



Save for a walking stick placed by her side, there was nothing to suggest that the actress recently underwent a surgery. For many years:

She brought laughter to many homes, playing, “Peaceful Peace”, one of the troublesome wives of Chief Fuji in the Amaka Igwe’s soap, Fuji House of Commotion, until she was diagnosed to have a kidney related ailment.

Nevertheless, Ngozi Nwosu said she remained upbeat throughout the ordeal. “I was positive throughout the experience but at a point I thought I would die and not make it to 50. But I have received the grace of God, and He has given me a new lease of life. It is like a second coming to life. God has given me my life, it is a gift I really treasure. And my advice to people is: just live your life, nobody knows tomorrow,” she said.

Unlike some of her colleagues who passed on before financial assistance could arrive, Nwosu has been lucky. Fans, colleagues and the Lagos State Government succeeded in raising the N6m lifeline required to offset her medical expenses in a UK hospital in December. But before respite came, the Imo State-born actress chose to keep mum about the true state of her health, which gave rise to a series of speculations.

Her silence was because she wanted to handle the situation on her own. She explained to Punch, “I felt it was something I could handle on my own. So, it was as if I turned a deaf ear, thinking and praying that it would be over soon; until God said, ‘No, my daughter, I will handle it the best way for you', and here I am today.”

Between February and April, she had been undergoing treatment in the UK. In past interviews, Nwosu, who has been out of the acting scene in the last two years, said she was initially diagnosed of pile (haemorrhoid), and had an operation. She had already resumed working until she discovered that she had developed some issues with her kidneys.

Choosing not to comment on her personal life, thick-skinned Nwosu said she couldn’t be bothered about the speculations at the time.

She, however, declined to give more details on the nature of the ailment and treatment abroad.

“They (critics) said so many crazy things but I don’t want to think about it. I just want to thank God that I am alive today. I also thank the critics because they have contributed to making me strong and alive to prove them wrong. To those who felt this was the end of Ngozi Nwosu, I just want to tell them that this is just the beginning of Ngozi Nwosu.”

She also discarded reports making the round that she had been sighted at various movie locations. She explained: “I have only gone on the set of Fuji House of Commotion because I played a major role there, because they had been waiting for me all along and had run out of episodes. So I just had to be there to play a little of my role. It is just to tell people that I am still alive and I will be back on track.”

While she admitted her readiness to take up new scripts, the key word for now, according to her, is moderation. “I still need to rest, and if I have to work, I’ll do that at my own pace. I’m not going back to work fully. You will see that my gait is not really smooth. For now, I’m using a walking stick and that is going to take some time. I will be taking everything at my own pace, until I get back to the normal Ngozi Nwosu,” she noted.

Sounding a word of advice to her colleagues in the movie industry, Nwosu said, “They should always take time out to do medical checkups. Since the time I got sick, there are many people that have dropped dead. But I am still alive, I went through death and I am still alive.”

On her relationship with fellow actors, she has this to say, “I don’t have friends in the industry. When you are rich they are your friends, but when you are not, they leave you. Most of them are a flash in the pan so I can’t keep them.”

Looking forward to the future with bright expectations, Nwosu is already dreaming big, hoping to regain national prominence. “I wish for myself the best things of life. In fact I just wish someone can come and park the latest car in my house, and build a house for me. I don’t want my case to be like that of the Nigerian flag designer, Taiwo Akinkunmi, who almost died before they recognised him,” she noted.
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ThoRam at 08:21 AM, 23/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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Thanks for sharing...
 
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gmarley at 10:42 AM, 23/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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The story line too much but thank God you are still alive
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Noble12 at 10:53 AM, 23/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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I Thank God 4 ur life
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merion at 11:01 AM, 23/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked
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cocoeni at 11:05 AM, 23/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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we thank God for ur life.
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Machealex at 11:11 AM, 23/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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I HELEP U TANK ALMIGHTY JEHOVA. THE MAN NA MIGHTY MAN IN GOODNESS. OONES AGAIN WELLCOME BACK
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Fertymor at 11:26 AM, 23/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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TOO MUCH STORY, BUT I STILL THANK GOD FOR KEEPING YOU ALIVE...
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merion at 11:26 AM, 23/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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incredible
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ebiteck at 11:26 AM, 23/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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thank God for your life
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BlueIxora at 11:57 AM, 23/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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Thank God for your life.
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DMG17 at 12:20 PM, 23/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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THE BIBLE SAYS: IN ALL THINGS WE GIVE THANKS AND GLORY TO GO. SISTER, I THANK GOD FOR YOUR LIFE. YOU HAVE EVERY REASON TO THANK GOD. GOD BLESS AND BE WITH YOU IN CHRIST JESUS NAME AMEN.
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softhils at 01:03 PM, 23/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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tank God 4 u
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2bify at 01:27 PM, 23/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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I THANK GOD 4UR LIFE NGOZI
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Missteen at 01:32 PM, 23/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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I thank God for your life.  U̶̲̥̅̊ will live long
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osamabinladin at 01:37 PM, 23/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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Thank God for your life !
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winace at 02:50 PM, 23/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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Thank u GOD
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Joacy at 03:04 PM, 23/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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To God be d glory.
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cococabana at 03:34 PM, 23/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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From my point of view, it's always been a very positive outcome whenever thousands of people are praying for you,   as the years go by any antipathy soon diminishes, you look to the future and look to build your career. Thinking about the past is not in my make up; it's not my philosophy to keep going backwards. It’s always about what's going to happen next, how we're going to build a better future, how we're going to become better  in your career and improve.  Having say that, I do play a  bit of a betting  auguring that too many Nigeria celebrities are a joke!!!  If you give a man enough rope he will kill himself and a right thinking person  could be asking questions , I hope you understand where I am coming from ,as I have been around the world several times, every single persons, knows celebrities makes a lot of money, They're just playing at it a bit at the moment. They should been examining ways out to using their money appropriately.  It’s a shame that   many of them can’t take care of their hospital bills themselves.  6m naira shouldn’t be a be deal for a celebrity.  It has becoming a backlash when they  are sick.
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cococabana at 03:37 PM, 23/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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From my point of view, it's always been a very positive outcome whenever thousands of people are praying for you,   as the years go by any antipathy soon diminishes, you look to the future and look to build your career. Thinking about the past is not in my make up; it's not my philosophy to keep going backwards. It’s always about what's going to happen next, how we're going to build a better future, how we're going to become better  in your career and improve.  Having say that, I do play a  bit of a betting  auguring that too many Nigeria celebrities are a joke!!!  If you give a man enough rope he will kill himself and a right thinking person  could be asking questions , I hope you understand where I am coming from ,as I have been around the world several times, every single persons, knows celebrities makes a lot of money, They're just playing at it a bit at the moment. They should been examining ways out to using their money appropriately.  It’s a shame that   many of them can’t take care of their hospital bills themselves.  6m naira shouldn’t be a be deal for a celebrity.  It has becoming a backlash when they  are sick.
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