Nigerian writer and film maker, Onyeka Nwelue, known for his documentary movie about the life of late novelist, Flora Nwapa, was involved in a ghastly motor accident which almost claimed his life but left him with a serious injury.
Onyeka Nwelue who was involved in the ghastly motor accident on the 1st of February, 2018 in Abuja, a night after his 30th birthday, needs N9.8 million for this corrective surgery and a donation will be needed for that to take place.
Here’s what he wrote on Facebook;
Emmanuel Chukwuebuka Francis visited me yesterday.
I’m forced to write this. In the deepest pain I have ever felt. I have also read comments from people who believe the ‘Onyeka Nwelue they know’ has money. And he knows people. So, he doesn’t need to solicit for public fund.
My friends are tired. My family members are tired, too. Reason why they would not share a post asking for money to help me through, is shame. Shame that they are unable to help me.
This accident happened in Abuja on the 1st of February, 2018. A car whose brake had failed, rammed into our car. From there, we were taken to Asokoro District Hospital – the system got me a bit sick. Until Theresa Oyibo-Ameh got me a flight ticket and Ovie Ekun was able to handle my process at the airport; seeing how fragile I looked, the airlines crew were able to take care of me. I am not getting treatment in Nigeria, because I had been mis-diagnosed there for typhoid instead of ectopic kidney.
At Loretong Hospital, Tochukwu Nelson Agu stayed with me until around 1am. For me, if the pain could go away…
I have read comments of people who don’t like me. It is okay. I have also read comments from people who suggest I could have been treated in Nigeria – by bone-setters. My problem is not bone-setting. My sacroiliac joint is dislocated from my spine and hip; reason why I feel so much pain and have not been able to step out of the room where I am.
People I have wronged, suggest I deserve what happened to me. Reading comments saying that one of the Ambassadors who came for my book launch, could take care of my surgery. I am petrified that we can sit far and measure the content of the wallets of others.
It is okay to judge me. This is to confirm that those who are seeking for public support for me, are doing so, for the reason that they want me to not be in pain as much as I want to be free. Most of them are people who are not even close to me – because those who are close to me feel shame that they can’t help.
We all have our problems to face and I am currently facing mine.
Kelechi Kaycee Kennedy has been taking good care of me. I am currently addicted to pain-killers.
Writing this, has been painful. I will be off Facebook for a long time.