|Ms Juliet Ibrahim|
I am writing this basically because of all the hating that is being poured out on one of our own, Juliet Ibrahim. I have found out that Nigerians are very touchy, emotional people and even though we diss our country continually, we become upset when Ghanians in particular tell us the truth. Juliet did not say anything wrong when she talked about people wasting money to secure treatment abroad when things can be done cheaply in Africa.
|Sick Ojb Jezreel|
Ok i should not be commenting on this at all but Juliet is part of Nollywood and I have set myself up as somebody who will always open his loud mouth when it concerns the Nollywood/Ghollywood fraternity.
I think we all are being unfair to the young woman. Like she rightly observed every celebrity or to use the right word "Public Figure" also has responsibilities. When we all are making our monies and tooling around in our Range Rovers we do not go around dishing out cash to anybody. But when we fall sick agents that call themselves start trying to use the opportunity to make more money off the public. What about the hundreds of people who are dying everyday from renal sicknesses and kidney problems. What about the children whose pictures are placed on our television screens begging for money to get treated. Are they also not Nigerians and do they not deserve the right to live. We should stop trying to crucify Juliet for telling us what we don't want to hear and concentrate our energies on helping everybody we can, celebrity or not. If as she claimed she had asked the agents of OJB to contact her foundation so they can help secure cheaper transplant options for OJB, I think she has done a noble thing and I commend her courage for speaking out on this sensitive situation. All those who think she has also spoken out of turn should head off to OJB's house and give their widows mite. OJB and the rest of our sick folk can be treated in Nigeria, Ghana or South Africa. I do not understand the love for India when most of those who have gone have come back in coffins. Enebeli Elebuwa is a case in point. I also pray for OJB and wish him God's speed in his recovery.