Julius Agwu donates to Alariwo
Veteran Nigerian singer Alariwo of Africa has been given a significant boost after comedian Julius Agwu donated money to his surgery.
Alariwo is suffering from varicocele, an abnormal enlargement of the veins that drain the testes, and requires surgery to treat the condition.
In an interview with Punch, he denied recent reports that he had been bedridden, and spoke of how Julius Agwu came to his aid.
“I was not bedridden and I have never been. But it is true that I am about to undergo surgery,” he said to the newspaper.
“Julius is the only entertainer that has volunteered to donate the sum of $35,000 to my cause. I was shocked when he called to say he would give me the money. Now what I should be looking for is the balance. I want to thank him for this wonderful gesture,” he said.
“I am still trying to find the right place to have it done. I have to choose either India, Germany, Israel, England or America,” he said when asked about where he would have the surgery.
“I have been taking some drugs to slow down the pain in my scrotum until I am ready to undergo surgery. All I just need is enough funds to travel abroad and treat it.”
Alariwo also spoke about his wife’s health issues, saying she was also getting better.
“My wife has been in the hospital for over one month. She has been down with acute pulmonary embolism. It has been very tough, but God has taken control. The doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital said only a few people could survive the ailment. I am happy that she is one of them,” he said.