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Nollywood Actors Preach Prostate Screening At Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation Walk

Nollywood Actors Preach Prostate Screening At Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation Walk

Nigerian adult males have been enjoined to improve their health life by taking advantage of the free prostate cancer screening being provided by the Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation.

Nollywood Actors, Keppy Ekpenyong and Fred Amata made the plea at the lecture held at the end of the Walk organised by the Foundation to create awareness for the scourge of the disease said to be on the top list of ailments that kill black African men.

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From right… Nollywood Actors Emeka Ossai and Keppy Ekpenyong leading the Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation Walk along Awolowo Road, Ikeja

The health talk was anchored by Urologist, Dr. Adebowale Oyebade who counselled that prostate screening should be done at least once a year by adult males who are 40 years and above.

Oyebade said the importance of screening is to detect very early any challenges of the prostrate at which stage it can be fully treated.

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He added that “prostate health should be the concern of everyone and not just men. When a man suffers from prostrate enlargement or the extreme case of cancerous growth, it affects the entire family starting from the wife who will be denied conjugal benefits of marriage and the children whose education may be affected. It overall brings emotional burden on the family, relations and friends”

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A cross-section of participants in the Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation Walk to create awareness for prostate cancer

Responding to the lecture, Ekpenyong who is one of the foundation actors of the modern movie industry in the country, thanked the organisers for consistently putting together the campaign in the last three years.

“This is one of the societal interest causes I have subscribed to because I appreciate the importance of men’s health to the family and community.

“It is very important for every adult male in the age range of 40 years and above to make out time at least once in a year to screen for prostate which Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation is offering free of charge,” Ekpenyong told the audience.

Fred Amata who comes from a family of Nollywood actors, narrated how he lost an uncle to prostate cancer because it was not dictated early

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In a jovial mix of English and Pidgin languages, he said, “I beg ooo, if you dey listen now, go and get your free screening from the crew inside the Medical Coach parked here at the Ikeja City Mall”.

Nollywood Actor, Keppy Ekpenyong on the Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation Walk along Awolowo Road, Ikeja

The Foundation also offered free blood pressure and blood sugar tests to volunteers numbering over 50. The Walk began at the popular Ikeja under the Bridge bus stop and terminated at the Mall, a distance of over 3km.

The Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation is a medical outreach founded by United Kingdom-based Nigerian FINTECH billionaire, Dozy Mmobuosi and the annual Walk and Lecture is in its third edition. Some other famous Nollywood faces at the event include Emeka Ossai, Efe Omorogbe who is the Manager of Afrobeats singer, Tu Baba and film producer John Eke.



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