Nollywood Actress, Ify Onwuemene Dies Of Cancer
Nollywood Actress, Ify Onwuemene, who was popular for her role in the popular sitcom ‘Everyday People’, has died of cancer.
Her colleague in the film industry, Gloria Anozie-Young, broke the news of her death via her Facebook page.
Gloria revealed that Ify was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. Her womb was removed, but she has been battling the ailment for many years now.
In 2019, even after eight sessions of chemotherapy, the doctors told her she had reached stage 4. However, we are not sure if she was given the wrong diagnosis or being treated with the wrong chemo, because she still felt pains on her upper abdomen and her tummy bloated.
Gloria further said that Ify spent more than N10m, being helped with donations by her fellow actors and other Nigerians. A GoFundme account was opened for her, but it did not yield much. She had to go for draining every two weeks at a cost of N280,000, but only 3 litres of liquid can be removed at a time so that her heart is not affected.