Abija, a veteran and popular Yoruba actor asks for help from his fans and all Nigerians. He was involved in a ghastly motor accident few years ago and still suffers from the injuries of the accident.
The popular Yoruba actor, Chief Tajudeen Oyewole, popularly known as Abija is crying for help.
The veteran actor is known for his role as a powerful spiritualist who battles with evil forces in Yoruba movies.
Abija was involves in a ghastly motor accident in 2007. He is still suffering from the aftermath of the accident.
The highly respected actor is still limping as a result of the accident. Abija claimed that the accident occurred on his way back from a film location.
I went with my crew to shoot my new film ‘Ibinu Abija’ and on our way back late in the evening; I hit a big brick road divider along Canaan Land, which position had been changed by the road constructors, without any sign. I ran into it with my Toyota Camry. But thank God, I was not speeding. My hip dislocated, while the lady, an artiste sitting by the driver’s side died immediately. Another woman sitting behind me was seriously injured. I also thank God for Otunba Ajawesola Ayinde Busari, who assisted me, and stood by me. That film will hit the market soon, and believe me; you will learn a lot from it.
Abija also lamented how some of his friends and colleagues abandoned him because of the accident.
Chief Tajudeen Oyewole, better known as Abija, also condemned the rumour of his death which was spreading like wildfire some years back as a result of the accident.
You can see that I still limp. The accident was fatal, but I thank God that I survived it. I spent about two and a half years in the hospital and later at home. I also went to a trado-medic for bone setting, as my hip was badly affected. The accident happened eight years ago, on the 10th of September, 2007. However, I don’t believe it was caused by enemies or that I was being haunted spiritually as some think. I see it as what it is, an accident. No more, no less
As regards the present state of Nollywood, Abija said many movies are hurriedly put together without proper planning and revision. He advocated for hard work and professionalism in the movie industry.
Finally, Abija begged kindhearted Nigerians and the government to help him in his condition. He also asked for sponsors for his upcoming movies.