by Oma Ejiri
Nollywood recently lost one of the industry’s vibrant skills, Muna Obiekwe. He died as a result of kidney failure and it is said that he didn’t speak to anyone about it but struggled through it up until his death. His colleague in the industry, Tonto Dikeh seems to have been talking a lot about it on her Instagram account and had this to say today:
Just sitting here gazing at a picture of a boy I know but now gone because of an illness that would have been managed. The thought of his lifeless body brings me so much pain and sadness and it is not because i was close to him nor that i cared so much about him but just a mere reflection of how wicked the world is, the extent we go just to hide our pain to avoid being a laughing stock, gossip item, abused, bullied on social medias and even betrayed by some trusted friends and even our so called families.
Oh, Yes! That is the awful world we live in. We develop thick skin because we are betrayed almost every day by people we love and trust so now we try to go through the difficult and trying times alone without sharing with anyone or letting them know what we are going through.
Be a Neighbour and a friend that really cares, try and be trustworthy in this wicked and heartless world. i know there are some good people out there, where are they? We all can’t be evil na. Let’s show others hope, love and reason to live again, a tree can’t make a forest, we need each other in one way or the other.
HE WAS A SHINING STAR AND THUS YOU WILL THINK HE WILL HAVE TRUE FRIENDS OR A TRU FRIEND TO LEAN ON AT DIFFICULT TIMES. It’s quite sad that I can’t trust anyone with my pain and anytime I wake up, I think about death, i think about the freedom and peace that comes when I am gone from the world of hate, betrayal, deceit, greed, jealousy, anger, revenge.. I can only wish there is life after death, life that will be void of bad things we have experienced in this current life…. May the soul of Muna and the souls we have lost so far Rest in perfect peace…. Amen