Popular dancer, Kemi Omotoyinbo dies during child birth

The late choreographer, who danced for popular musicians like Pasuma, KWAM 1 and Shina Peters, died during childbirth in a private hospital in Lagos on October 1, exactly 20 days after her wedding to husband, Godwin Eloanyi.


Godwin Eloanyi took her to a private hospital where she was in and out of labour for several days.

When it was certain that it wasn’t possible for her to have a natural childbirth, the doctors informed her that she’ll be undergoing a Cesarean Section but the operation would cost N450k.

“Kemi wouldn’t have died if the doctors did pay attention to her. She was in labour for several days and was asked to pay certain amount of money before she could be operated upon. The truth is that Kemi was in labour for over one week. She tried in vain to give birth the normal way but the baby just didn’t come.

Eventually the doctor told her she would have to go through C&S. It was termed emergency C&S. The hospital asked her to pay a sum of 450,000 for the operation. He also said that before anything could be done they would have to make a deposit of 300,000. He made several efforts to raise 300,000 but deposited all he had. He begged the doctors to please go ahead with the operation and would pay before the next day. That was on October 1st , the night she died.”

“Kemi’s husband said he would pay the money the next day but the doctor refused and stated categorically that he would not move an inch, unless he pays 300,000. It was at that point Kemi decided to forward messages to people she knows so she could get help. She got responses that money would be made available to her the next day. On hearing that the husband went to beg the doctors again, still they refused. No bank was opened and nothing could be done until Thursday, October 2nd but unfortunately she gave up the ghost that night. My point is, the doctors knew she had to go through emergency C&S. They could have saved her life and get the money later. Nigeria is a very bad country I must confess.” one of her friends said.

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