Lupus: Kemi Afolabi says she’s ‘sad to be back to Nigeria’


Kemi Afolabi, the Nollywood actress, has returned to Nigeria — after spending a few months in the United States for lupus treatment.


Afolabi had in March revealed that she was diagnosed with lupus last year. She also said her doctor informed her that she has five years to live.


The actress’ lupus diagnosis sparked a chorus of concerns and support from the public, celebrities, fans, and associates.


In July, she commenced her treatment at the John Hopkins hospital in Maryland, United States.


In an Instagram post on Monday, Afolabi said she came back to meet the country in a “deplorable” state.


In the post, she described Nigeria as her “biggest fear,” adding that she is “so sad” to be back.


The film star lamented the traffic and weather conditions, and also the security issues bedeviling the country.


 “Back to my biggest fear, my country Nigeria. Nothing has changed! Same nonni our airport arrival is damn too hot. The way I quickly removed my top and tied it on my waist to rock my camisole with pride ehn! them no they tell person, body go tell you,” she wrote in a mixture of Pidgin and English.


“From the Lagos Murtala Mohammed International Airport through Oshodi to Mowe via the Lagos/ Ibadan Expressway na traffic full everywhere! In the end no clue for the cause.


“Wait, what are these politicians using to campaign in the forthcoming elections because I am not understanding. It must be extremely hard task for the right authorities to track down kidnappers!


“This is no longer funny at the rate kidnapping is on the rise on a daily in Nigeria. What will it cost the government to start ransacking day and night with the use of helicopters, ground troops and all?


“The Ofada-Owode road that leads to my home is in a sorry state that even SUV car will suffer a hiccup God! Bia Ogun state governor when are you guys fixing the roads edakun this one concern una o.


“Your excellency sir @dapoabiodunmfr we need your help urgently, the ofada, obafemi-owode, in Mowe-Ofada in Ogun state amongst others has gotten really worse.


“Help us, sir, May God strengthen you to do it. Why am feeling this way though? I am supposed to be happy to be back home after a long time but I am just so sad.”

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