Actress Vera Kanu Reveals Muna Obiekwe Was A Heavy Drinker & Smoker

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Nollywood actress Vera Kanu, who happens to be late actor Muna Obiewke‘s godmother, has spoken about the last moments of his life.

Obiekwe had died of kidney failure, and Kanu stated that his problems with alcohol began after his parents died.

“I was with him to the last hour. He was to do up to 20 dialyses; the doctor said if the dialysis improved his condition, the worse would certainly be over. He will be okay only if he stays away from alcohol but you know our artiste.”

“The dialysis was expensive for Muna.He was doing two in a week sometimes. And he would need blood injection on each occasion.Each appointment was costing him between N250,000 to N300, 000; money he did not really have to spend. His health was eating deep into his purse yet Muna refused to go cap in hand begging for alms. He was a private guy who didn’t want the press or his colleagues to feast on his pain.”

“He was managing it on his own. As a matter of fact, he has been managing it for a while until Ejiro Okurame and I came on board to help. We were combining resources to help him but there was very little we could do to save him. We had to enlist the help of Patience Ozokwor and Kanayo O.Kanayo (KOK) at a point. They rendered the help they could until he died.”



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