Nigerian singer, Zara Gretti, battles multiple sclerosis

The singer revealed her condition to her fans on Twitter.

Fast-rising eccentric singer, Zara Gretti, has been off the radar for a while due to complications from multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord.

MS affects women more than men.

Zara’s recently revealed her condition via a series of posts, including a recent picture of herself, on her Twitter page. The once-chubby singer who was born and raised in the US is now a shadow of her former self. In her tweets, Zara disclosed that she is currently experiencing poor vision in both eyes and is suffering from memory loss and tremors. She added that she is receiving treatment in the US.

The artiste whose real name is Margaret Mary Oluwatoyin Ejiro Joseph first got on the Nigerian music scene with her successful single “Aboko Ku” in early 2011. Later that same year, in October, she released the catchy “Teno”. Her sense of style in her videos and public outings is similar to that of the late flamboyant singer, Goldie.

Zara was not signed on to any record label but was once managed by 9ice’s estranged wife, Toni Payne. She launched a web docu-reality series “The Zara Gretti Chronicles” back in 2011, just before she dropped off the radar.

About Multiple Scleorosis:

According to the US National Library of Science, multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects women more than men. It is most commonly diagnosed between ages 20 and 40, but can be seen at any age.

MS is caused by damage to the myelin sheath, the protective covering that surrounds nerve cells. When this nerve covering is damaged, nerve signals slow down or stop.

The nerve damage is caused by an inflammation that results from an attack on the nervous system by the body’s own immune cells. This can occur along any area of the brain, optic nerve, and spinal cord.

It is unknown what exactly causes this to happen. The most common thought is that a virus, gene defect or both are to blame. Environmental factors may play a role. An individual is slightly more likely to get this condition if they have a family history of MS or live in a part of the world where MS is more common.


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