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Friday, 9 May 2014

"I've been diagnosed with hypertension, so I have to relocate from Nigeria' - Kunle Afolayan

Sometime in March, prolific Nollywood director Kunle Afolayan took to his Facebook page to express his frustration about Nigeria and his plans to relocate as he could no longer bear the hardship. (Read here)
 
Well, it looks like he's made up his mind to really relocate. In a recent interview with Netng, he said he has been diagnosed with hypertension and must relocate. When asked if his relocation would not discourage those who are looking up to him, Kunle said:
"I have been diagnosed with hypertension, so I should stay here and die because I want to impress people? It isn't about people anymore. It is now about me and my health. I have proven that certain things can be done in this country but you have to use blood and sweat. All the projects I have done, I have had to use these two. For me to achieve this, whoever is ready to use blood and sweat too might be able to achieve same feat. But we don't have the same strength. Right now I am overwhelmed in a way and I can function from anywhere. I can go to Hollywood and be lecturing African cinema or go to Gambia and be making film or move to Ghana. I love this country which is why I am still here. I discourage people form traveling abroad but health is wealth. I think it is important that I am in the right frame of mind for health reasons" he said.

135 comments:

Zenki Moye Brown said...

wish him all da best. beta days ahead

Anonymous said...

Well I agree Health is wealth----C21

wilheminna moses said...

Health is wealth my broda......even beta 4 u joor, with all dis bad news we get here evryday. Goodluck.

IFEANYI SAMPE ILOCHONWU said...

good luck bro... at the end it's just u and yourself

hilary obiorah said...

If you can please bro, run this country is hell and survival is not even surviving, it's unbearable.

IFEANYI SAMPE ILOCHONWU said...

good luck bro... at the end it's just u and yourself

Epic!!! said...

Abeg this one should goan sit sumwhere an take Chilled Coke. Pple are dying saying you have hypertension. Are you the first to have it ni? Plz leave the country will ur absence make any diff to the missing girls? #Bringbackourgirls

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Vivian Chekwube said...

So sorry darling. .. dats Nigeria for u. Get well soon

claras corner said...

Wow! Pele o. But a low salt/sodium diet will also help curb hypertension Sir...pls don't goooo....lol!

oteje durojaye said...

As far am concern Nigeria is still the best place to live in..If not for the boko boys tormenting our life this days...I love Naija I hate Jona....Na only u wan Waka go..Chai there's God oooh! .....@blissful_jay via Blackberry Bold 1

Anonymous said...

Guy go rest jor... wetin concern us if u dy relocate.. shey dat one wan bring back our girls ni.. guy face front..


#Oprano

Anonymous said...

omo olomo..kare..go n rest jare..me sef wan port

oteje durojaye said...

Linda correct yourself from not form...@blissful_jay via Blackberry Bold 1

n.b. davies said...

well, .....emm.. ooooh. okay

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

If its for your health and wellness then don't hesitate.

Chidinma Igwe said...

Bp @ur age hich means no one is save

Nana said...

I really have no idea what exactly he's tryna say but then,health is wealth like they say

BONARIO NNAGS said...

These days don't even blame anyone that wants to relocate because of mosquitoes.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

ONYX GODWIN said...

Abeg run as fast as ur leg can take uu... Our government hav failed us ,uv have proved success can still b achieved in a country lyk ours,uv done ur part,liv d rest 4 us...

Lyndy Mk said...

One thing I kno is that Lagos is highly stressful. To live and survive in Lagos entails daily struggle nd its overwhelming. U make money in Lagos but also spend it there, except if u dnt want a comfortable life. At d end of d day, u re left wt nothing to show for ur toils. If only he resided in d east all these while, he would hav been better off. I personally can't live in Lagos. I love peace of mind nd quietness. Goodbye Mr Kunle. May God heal u

DOBY DOBY said...

Sooo sowi

LAZY READER said...

He can relocate to anywhere he likes it not our business

Anonymous said...

my dear brother, u need grace...u dont need to use your blood and sweat....connect to Gods grace and u will be fine bro. GO to america, u will see alot of your kind there. Tap to Gods grace bro

zita said...

Kunle its so true i feel ur pain

Amarachukwu. said...

U want to leave don't use that as an excuse.

Alloy Chikezie said...

Wise decision! Nigeria is in a pestilential aqua and is not dafe for hypertensive people


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Alloy Chikezie said...

Wise decision! Nigeria is in a pestilential aqua and is not safe for hypertensive people


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Angie Cape said...

Do what's best for you bro... You owe nobody! ...Ppl will always talk whether you stay or not!


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THE NASTY IMMIGRANT said...

OL BOY, WHY EXPLAIN SO MUCH FURTHER
JUST CHECK OUT WHEN YOU WANT

SEARCHING FOR PUBLIC VALIDATION IN NIGERIA IS THE BIGGEST ERROR YOU CAN EVER CHOOSE TO MAKE BECAUSE IT AMOUNTS TO NOTHING BUT EXPOSING YOURSELF TO SADISTS AND PURE EVIL COMMENTERS.

@Richesofsolomon said...

@Richesofsolomon says::E don do,oya go bcos of ur health...bt we need dat local content in ur movies..hw r u going 2do dat....am ur no 1 Fan.

ukwumaka theophilus said...

May God heal you soonest.

Anonymous said...

ROTFL who will save us weh no get money to travel! Chineke oh

Dee Tee said...

...Mr Afolayan, its well with you

Anonymous said...

Health is wealth. Save yourself man.


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Anonymous said...

If relocating will help him let him do, is health is important #bright bravo#

@MeetdrealEvans said...

Bye Bye

Anonymous said...

Like we give a fuck...msheeeeeew

Anonymous said...

You are on point my broda, the stress in Nigeria can kill faster than ebola if not well managed.

RHOSE E said...

GO NAAA, ABI U DE BEG U SEF

Debbie Chelsea said...

Gud n get well soon

Tovia babe said...

Good for u, follow ǔȓ heart dear. Naaija ɪ̣̝̇ș no longer interesting for somebody with that kind of medical report

Uloma said...

Kpele dear, buh there are many causes of hypertension, stress is jst one of dem. Anywys do tkcr of ur health. Its paramount!

lucky chukz said...

Wish you well..

Anonymous said...

I don't blame you Kunle. Your health is your priority biko. U can function anywhere. The internet is a global village. me sef relocated to the Uk last year for health reasons.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! My producer/Director Crush,He's very hardworking ......nothing will happen to u in Jesus Name! U'll leave long like a normal person .Amen

olubukola luro said...

Ok takia o

Mena Peters Triflections said...

This is extremely sad! Brilliant talent lost and many more will follow.

olubukola luro said...

Ok takia o *in my 3 yr old nieces voice* bye bye bloda kay we wun miss u

boom said...

i wish u all the very best kunlw.if i have my way , i will relocate too bcos BH activities are enough to create an hypertensive person...wish u well

lovlyivon said...

Omoh nigeria reach to give person high BP no doubt

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Anonymous said...

D guy is funny.he should find a better reason for relocating abeg.he makes it sound like Hypertension is a dead penalty.there r lots of Nigerians living with Hypertension n dey haven't relocated.Eat right,exercise, take ur meds and go for follow ups and u get to live a very normal live.he shud pack well jor

Anonymous said...

D guy is funny.he should find a better reason for relocating abeg.he makes it sound like Hypertension is a dead penalty.there r lots of Nigerians living with Hypertension n dey haven't relocated.Eat right,exercise, take ur meds and go for follow ups and u get to live a very normal live.he shud pack well jor

Anonymous said...

Linda,Linda,Linda hmmmm how many times I call u?let the man go na why are u holding him back ,anyway good for him health first jari.CHI.

Anonymous said...

I don't blame you jare, this Nigeria isn't too conducive esp now

Anonymous said...

It's good man, your health is the most important thing

Anonymous said...

Who wan die go die

Anonymous said...

Truth is 9ja is difficult to leave in so I don't blame u

Anonymous said...

Common gera out, if u like fly to d sky, who cares. Everyone will jus be commenting rubbish day by day.

Anonymous said...

Do wat so ever is best 4 u

Anonymous said...

so people don't die of hypertension abroad abi?

bumshasha28 said...

I feel for him, piracy is affecting his hard work. Do wht u hv to do to be happy, u owe dat to urself and nt to those looking up to u

abisoye ologbenla said...

Pele nigga

Kampala1 said...

Dis guy s a weakling ..
#BringBackOurGirls

LIB Kritik.

Olaleye Adisa said...

I think Nigeria security structure should be reformed to guarante Nigerians safety of life and property, not mere rescue mission of abducted girls, because 'boko haram' can easily abduct another set of students after dis rescue mission has been completed and d foreign helpers has left for their countries. What would we do again? Inviting america again? Foreign help again? I think it s time for government to be very serious and always ready to take responsibility. ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥♡thanks ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥ 

Anonymous said...

Good 4 him, if I had money I will definately relocate too. Its obvious some of d big men in this country are trying 2 bring this country down. They v looted all d money they can so they don't care about the less privileged people. I mean what's the point of sacrificing if the sacrifice will not make any meaning

Anonymous said...

Who says those living outside Nigeria dont have hypertension. Do something about your weight eat healthy foods and take a lot of rest my dear.

Shoutozone said...

Abi o... He cant posibly remain in Nigeria solely bcus he dosnt want som ppl to b discouraged or sad. Like he said, health is wealth. May God be wit u Mr Afolayan

Anonymous said...

Story story

Agbalanze said...

Ok we 've heard. U are relocating bcos u have hypertension, what about those that have HIV have they moved out of d country? Haba! D Oyibo just came into d country to help us bring bk our girls and U are leaving. Okooo! Nigeria go better. When things gets better don't relocate ooo! Take care whn u r checking out.

Anonymous said...

Please,who needs him in Nigeria before? Just asking!

BLESSED SISTER NOELLA said...

I DON'T BLAME YOU KUNLE...AND TO THINK THAT I HAD JUST POSTED THAT YOU WERE THE FIRST ARTISTE TO KEEP THINGS REAL, NOW THIS...ODI KA ANAMA AFU UZO OH!!! PLEASE MOVE TO THE US...DRS WILL TAKE VERY GOOD CARE OF YOU HYPERTENSION IS VERY MANAGEABLE...THIS IS VERY SMART SO NO COMPLICATIONS WILL ARISE....I JUST APPLAUD U ONCE MORE FOR UR HONESTY, FOR SUCH A TALENTED MAN TO KEEP IT REAL ...THIS IS WHAT NIGERIA NEEDS, AND NOT LIVING A FAKE LIFESTYLE, MISLEADING PPL...GOD SPEED TO U AND UR WIFE AND KIDS AND DON'T STRESS URSELF TOO MUCH NOTHING IS WORTH IT, JUST HOLD STEADFASTLY TO THE LORD JESUS AND HE WILL SEE YOU THROUGH!!!!

Anonymous said...

"I have been diagnosed with hypertension, so I should stay here and die because I want to impress people?

This part cracked me up.. =))º°˚˚˚°ºнaĦaнaº°˚˚˚°º‎​=))
I can imagine his voice and that accent of his..

Sweedy!! Pls goo ooo... Your health is over important..

Anonymous said...

The truth has finally come out. So, u follow for people wey dey shear blood, eh? Chai, all these blood u are shearing, ehh. Remember there is God oooo!

Anonymous said...

You've always wanted to go,go bye bye...Yeye man,every average man has hypertension in Nigeria...so get a grip of yourselve man,run along Chao.

♥ ȊƦȋƺȟ ƘƦȋϻ ♥ said...

Lol abi oooO....mi sef don dey get BP wth all d@ haz bin hpenin in dis country of late....#bringbackourgirlsnow....

Anonymous said...

You've always wanted to go,go bye bye...Yeye man,every average man has hypertension in Nigeria...so get a grip of yourselve man,run along Chao.

Anonymous said...

Why is he sharing his medical history and diagnosis on Facebook, it seems as if he is looking for approval!! Abeg relocate and stop acting like a butcher!!! There are others still around!!!whizman

Eugenia Ekeji said...

Pls go if i want to go.

Ndgreat715 said...

Hhhmmm, if we all relocate to other countries cos of health issues & also because we can afford it, who then stays to build the Nigeria of our dreams? He is relocating to a country developed by its indigens. What if the citizens of such country had chickened out like him, instead of developing the country, where would he go to? If u wan travel out, guy travel. Nor just begin give us reason we nor gel. Wia wahala nor dey?

Anonymous said...

If u like av AIDS.Dat na ur headache.U can die of EBOLA VIRUS for all I care.All d money u made wat dd u use them for?Stop bothering us wif ur silly excuses.We av enough already #BringBackOur20m$JONA#

Anonymous said...

If u like av AIDS.Dat na ur headache.U can die of EBOLA VIRUS for all I care.All d money u made wat dd u use them for?Stop bothering us wif ur silly excuses.We av enough already #BringBackOur20m$JONA#

Anonymous said...

I guess 95% of Nigerians within d age of 28-above are hypertensive so you don't need an excuse to relocate, its ur choice and u owe no one any explanation

Sena Job said...

Shey na only u go first get hypertension dnt use dat as an xcuse if u wan reloacte bye bye....linda abeg post beta news jhooor

Don Chris said...

Please go anywhere and take care of urself. Health first. Wish u quick recovery.

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nekkyville said...

I so love dis guy..hahahahaha..but dis isn't funny HBP cox of Nigeria?Ok oh.ur health is impotant.

Anonymous said...

YOU SURE SAY NO BE BOKO HARAM DEY CHASE YOU ? ANYWAY THANK GOD SAY U GET WHERE 2 GO.

Anonymous said...

Bros!!..are u ready to pay heavy taxes over there???...bobo u better dey here dey chop life dey go with ur colleagues...u just wan go suffer

@edDREAMZ said...

Niceone man health is really wealth and if i was yu i would travel long tym ago and leave this country for gud i swear.... Well, go well and i wish yu dont come back...
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xstacee said...

Okae.......well said

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@edDREAMZ said...

All this people living naija bcos of bad goverment, i like ur style but FG, there is God oooooO...
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Anonymous said...

Why the public service announcement?

spicy said...

U don't ve to be rude kunle....

spicy said...

U don't ve to be rude kunle....

Yinotinto Juliet said...

infact i am moving too, but where sef? this country is messed up. Hypertension is not my portion in Jesus name. Amen. Sorry Kunle it shall be well

Anonymous said...

If u can run out of dis country pls do, com to uk, their healthcare is free, even if u r a visitor in uk and u had. Motor accident u wud b treated free first not nigeria dat de wil b askin for money first bfor treatement, light and water 24hrs, good transport systen? Make ona de form patriotism, run, I say run witout lookin bck,it hurts me dat my family is stil in naija

lameed folake said...

Oh!!! Sorry dear. Its gud to take dat decision.

Anonymous said...

If u nvr travel out before, u no go know d hardship wey dey naija,run if u can I say

Naija babe said...

Nigeria is a messed up country. I would too if i could. When i bring up relocation, my husband flares up as if soldier ant bit his balls. One day now i will surmon the courage, take my kids and voom.

MargateX said...

Thumb up big bro and God be with u . Good luck

Anonymous said...

Next he will say he's leavin america coz he has diabetics. Mr man deal wit ur issues n stop runnin away. But me tink dre is more 2 d story coz it sounds too silly. Just sayin...D curious1

wilheminna moses said...

Onye nkuzi ode akpu!

Okoro said...

Good health shall be yours. Amen!

Anonymous said...

It's called exercise and diet . Any country you go to it will be the same thing if you do not change your lifestyle. Please why is this news??

Truetalk said...

Exactly. Which kin bcos he has hypertension. People wey get am since don die abi their drugs no de enter naija again. Abeg na im sabi. At least one out.

APPLE said...

Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Okay, so those wherever you are relocating to no dey get high blood pressure abi. It is well with you oya now bye bye.

Anonymous said...

you don't need to explain to anyone , i would advise exercise,eat healthy shed some weight Gods best

Anonymous said...

As someone who lost a parent to hypertension and High BP...I definitely can relate....this country is truly frustrating...but God will see us through it all.

horluwatosyne said...

U re senseless

Pororo said...

Aburo,
I understand your position. Many are living with same condition brought on by constant stress.
Stress plenty for where you wan travel go too. You will soon find out.
Much better if your trip is for economic gain.
Dem no get cure for hypertension here o!
Dem no get cure for anything as long as the pharmaceutical companies stand to continue to gain from your reducing signs and symptoms, their lobby and "clean-up" crew will never let any cure come to light.

Anonymous said...

So because of hypertension, u need to relocate. Hypertension is high blood pressure for goodness sake. Now that he is aware, he can change his diet and start exercising and take the necessary prescribed medication daily.
There are tons of people living with hypertension in Nigeria and being in Nigeria is not what will kill them. I'm sorry but this is just excuses to me.

Anonymous said...

I dont think you need an excuse to leave. To the best of my knowledge YOU ARE AN ADULT. Whatever country you are going people there dont have Hypertension? Bullshit!!!

Anonymous said...

I just developed BP reading ur comment 😅😂😂😂😆

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Anonymous said...

Epic Abi wat do u call ur silly self?are u for real?do u know many pple dat have hypertension in naija die anyhow?Do u want d poor guy to die just like dat?

MECURY said...

Hehehehahahahahohohoho

Anonymous said...

Who told u that people in aboard doesn't have hypertension. African man with their brain.

Anonymous said...

wherever you go (mr overrated), note that you have to drop a few pounds. your weight is also a health risk, not just Naija stress.

Anonymous said...

wherever you go (mr overrated), note that you have to drop a few pounds. your weight is also a health risk, not just Naija stress.

Kae Grin said...

yeah health matters a lot but someday and surely, your still going to be buried in naija... just make sure your P.O.P ground nah naija.

Itohan Tlove said...

Lool...........u r so right.

Anonymous said...

is there any1 in dis country dat's not hypertensive,even without being diagnosed?i beg talk true,u wan go hustle,simple!

Sylvonce said...

Lmao! Anon, una no go kee person wiv onu ojor unu. Lol!

Anonymous said...

Diet and exercise will control this.You can move, but there is pressure everywhere and you must still diet and exercise

Anonymous said...

Diet and exercise will control this.You can move, but there is pressure everywhere and you must still diet and exercise

Anonymous said...

U sound like an ignorant man no matter where u go if u don't change certain life style hypertension will still catch up w u. Silvo

Olamide yiiiiiiiiiiiii said...

#ok BYE, habi u need us to approve ur visa. **next topic please**

Bony bony said...

Wish u well. You first

BBM Channel C00219980 said...

Kunle afolayan's mind no dey this count anymore

Anonymous said...

E nor easy. But if hunger fire you, your brain go tell you.

Anonymous said...

Oga, but you know the cause of your hypertension sha?!

Anonymous said...

My brother do what is best for you oooo, Naija is stressful you have already made your indelible mark in your industry . You can continue doing that from anywhere in the world abet no mind anybody take care of your health and wellbeing first!!! best wishes

Lawrence said...

I hope Kunle not insinuating that one can only be fully hypertensive when operating a buisiness from Nigeria.
May be the guy trying to run away from family members... :)

ZeeZee said...

I wish him all the best and like what the friend of that girl who commited suicide said: ITS OKAY TO BE WEAK people will lift you u and help you if they mean well.... Health first sir- go where you can finbd your peace.. DONT WAIT UNTIL YOU SUFFER A MENTAL BREAKDOWN BECAUSE ALL THE PEOPLE INSULTING YOU FOR LEAVING WILL NOT TAKE CARE OF YOU

zibaintl said...

make i hear better tin for my ear jare..i dont knw y pple make it seem as if there is a tree planted abroad that yield money n success..abeg can some one tel me hw one uses blood to be successful. sweat is ok but blood.......abi na ritual blood?..u get hypertension,,u de talk wen pple dey die evry day from all sort of illnesses n bombs all over d world.or u better pass dem...instead of u to thank ur God for life...

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