Saturday, June 2, 2012

Yoruba Actor ‘Dento’ Needs N250,000 To Survive After Stroke

SOURCE - Veteran Yoruba movie actor Hammed Oduola, also known as Dento, needs N250,000 to survive after suffering a stroke.
The Ibadan based actor has been in critical condition since Monday, March 5, 2012, and his family has been unable to raise the money needed for his treatment.
Speaking on behalf of the actor, publicist Seun Oloketuyi said people will be able to donate soon, once an appropriate account has been opened, adding that ‘whoever wants to help can call or sms 08027764847′.
Artistes have showed their love and support by visiting the one time vibrant actor at his home in the Owode area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
Meanwhile, the leader of the Lagos chapter of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (ANTP), Jide Kosoko has established contact with the actor’s family in Ibadan, to see what can be done for Mr Oduola.
The veteran actor, who is mostly known for his comic roles in movies, started as a trained tailor before crossing into acting in the early 70s. Dento has featured in many Nigerian movies, including Tunde Kelani’s movie ‘Ti Oluwa Ni Le‘, which will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
He was also the former Governor of the Lagos State chapter of the ANTP.

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