Actors’ Guild seeks support for Amechi Muonagor battling stroke


Actors' Guild, seeks support, Amechi Muonagor, battling strokeThe Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has called on Nigerians and philantropists generally to render financial support to veteran actor, Amechi Muonagor, who was recently diagnosed with kidney disease, diabetes, and stroke.


Emeka Rollas, AGN’s National President,  took to his instagram page, @emekarollas, to make the appeal.

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Rollas displayed a picture of his visit to the ailing actor, alongside some other colleagues.


He said that though the AGN had approved some money to be sent to him from the guild’s trust fund, more financial assistance would still be needed.


He wrote :”Few days ago I led few of my colleagues and one of our National Patrons, High Chief Ejiamatu Nwokeabia to check on Amechi Muonagor.


“He is in high spirit as witnessed by the people who accompanied me.

“I have approved some money to be sent to his account from the AGN TRUST FUND which may obviously not be enough due to his records with the Guild HMO & Insurance policy.


“I, therefore, use this medium to appeal to young actors to sign up for the AGN HMO and Insurance programmes.


“All fans and well wishers of Amechi Muonagor should join hands with other philantropic Nigerians to support him in this dire time of need.

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His cousin, Tony, had previously shared this health update on Facebook, stating that Monagor was currently contending with kidney disease, diabetes, and stroke.

In his post, Tony wrote, “This picture was taken two weeks ago when I visited my cousin Amaechi Monagor (Aguiyi) at the Nnewi Teaching Hospital. I initially had wanted to quietly assist as much as I could but later decided to make this post to clarify some things so that my friends, fans, and Amaechi’s fans, and indeed the online community can be better informed.


“Amaechi is currently down with kidney disease, diabetes, and stroke. He had been managing his diabetes over the years and living his life. He is presently undergoing weekly dialysis and other treatments at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi.

“His family had been shouldering the costs for years, until the recent stroke made his case more serious and indeed more expensive to battle alone, hence the publicity. Within the limits of my capabilities, I have done and am still doing my best to assist as much as I can, even reaching out to well-meaning individuals who are donating to this cause.