Few days ago an emotional video was posted by Mayowa Ahmed, with the instagram handle @handsandfingersfood, requesting for the urgent assistance of Nigerians as she is bed-ridden with Ovarian cancer, a deadly illness. Mayowa needed the sum of N32million to be donated to her account.
Many Nigerians did not pay much attention to Mayowa, until yesterday, 25th of July when Top Nollywood Actress, Toyin Aimakhu paid a visit to her (watch video here). While at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), where she was admitted, Toyin posted a video, crying out and pleading for the financial assistance and financial support of everybody. In the video, This kind gesture of Toyin Aimakhu led more to people to donate into Mayowa’s account start up a #savemayowa #prayformayowa took over social media. Within 2days, N32million was completed.
However, many of our celebrities were tagged in different post to seek their help towards raising funds for Mayowa. Only few of these celeb responded by re-posting. Check out top Nollywood Actors that participated in this trend
1 Toyin Aimakhu
Toyin was the first celeb to visit pay a visit to Mayowa Ahmed. The Actress who broke down in tears made friends with the patient and also dressed her with. She also gave words of encouragement to her before appealing to the entire nation to come to the help of Mayowa.
2. Adedimeji Lateef
Lateef who recently won the award for the Best Actor category in the just concluded City People Entertainment Awards, also participated in this trend. The vase Actor posted a picture concerning this and wrote: ‘Kindly join the #savemayowa campaign.Mayowa has been diagnosed with Ovarian Tumor and she need 32 Million Naira in order to undergo surgery.Here is her account details Access Bank 0038091966 AHMED MAYOWA SHUKURAT. People are already donating, no amount is too small, your N500 – N1000 can go a long way. Please, always remember her in your prayers. God bless you and your generation as you donate’.
3. Mercy Aigbe
Top Nollywood Actress was also moved by Mayowa’s case and joined millions of people all over the world to push this trend. She took to her instagram page to repost the video Mayowa and posted on her page with details of how to make donations
4. Kemi Afolabi
Award winning Actress Kemi Afolabi was a part of this trend by simply posting picture with the caption, ‘See how easy it is…..U CAN DO IT…..I CAN DO IT….WE CAN DO IT for our beloved sister @handsandfingersfoods Thanks and God bless’. However, when the money was complete Kemi posted another picture saying target has been met. This means that the Actress was much concerned by issue.
5. Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele popularly known as Jenifa was not left out. The Actress took to her instagram page to repost a video of Mayowa Ahmed with the donation account details
6. Bukky Wright
Veteran Actress was also touched to sharing with her fans the story of Mayowa as she joined to save a life
7. Kunle Afod
Despite the fact that Kunle Afod’s wife’s birthday was today as they have been loving up and spending private today together as lovers, the Actor did not ignore the fact that someone out there in need to moral and financial support. He reposted Mayowa on his instagram page to safe a life.
8. Dayo Amusa
Beautiful Actress and singer, Dayo Amusa posted one of the most touching videos of the patient. The video contains clips from the hospital, showing the stages she had been through with the disease
9. Omo Butty
Biodun Okeowo, aka Omo Butty was part of the few of our Nollywood Actresses who took part in this trend.
10. Toyin Adewale
Actress Toyin Adewale, whose husband also turned a year older today, participated by re-posting with a caption,to beg her followers to also hep save Mayowa. Here’s what she wrote below:
11. Mide Martins
Mide Martins did not ignore this dying patient. The Actress and mother of two also re-posted and wrote a caption to solicit for help for Ahmed Mayowa.
We however, hope that that didn’t partake will not come out later to give stories and excuses of how they were very busy..anyways it’s not too late #savemayowa #prayformayowa