Veteran actor, Samuel ‘Alabi Yellow’ Akinpelu, has received N10 million for his medical treatment.
An entertainment outfit, Esho Promotions, announced that a reverend, Esther Ajayi, who also funded Baba Suwe’s medical trip to the U.S., donated the funds.
The company made the announcement in an Instagram video posted on Monday.
Alabi Yellow, who suffered a stroke after his wife’s death, has since been moved to a hospital for medical attention.
The actor praised and thanked Mrs Ajayi for her donations.
The news of the actor’s ill health came as a surprise because he featured in Kunle Afolayan’s latest movie, ‘Mokalik’ and did not show any signs of illness.
Over four decades after his debut as a professional actor, the actor is one of the most recognisable faces in the Yoruba movie industry.
Aside from acting, he is also the author of a Yoruba literature book, ‘A Ba Oko Ku’ which has been included in the curriculum for pupils in junior secondary school.
News of his poor health is coming weeks after his colleague, Ojo Arowosoge, popularly known as Fadeyi Oloro, sought public help over an unknown ailment.