4 Nigerian celebrities who beat Cancer

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Despite alarming Cancer mortality statistics, many
people have been able to beat this dreaded disease.
Today, as we pay tribute to those we’ve lost to cancer,
we also salute the courage of those who were able to
beat the deadly scourge and hopefully encourage those
who may be fighting this disease or know someone
who is.

Today Wednesday, 4th February marks World Cancer
Day .
With no fewer than 8.2 million people who died from
Cancer in 2012, according to Cancer Research UK ,
Cancer remains one of the highest mortality rate
diseases in the world.
But inspite of these alarming statistics, many people
have been able to beat this dreaded disease. So today,
as we pay tribute to those we’ve lost to cancer » , we
also salute the courage of those who were able to beat
the deadly scourge.
Here are 4 Nigerian celebrities who won the battle with
cancer.
1. Banky W: In the Nigerian entertainment scene,
Banky W needs no introduction. Singer, songwriter,
rapper and now budding director » , it’s not for
nothing that the Samsung ambassador is
sometimes referred to as a triple threat. But during
his undergraduate days, Banky discovered a
cancerous tumour in his shoulder which was
removed. However, it made a reappearance several
years down the line. Luckily for him though, it was
detected early enough and he underwent a second
operation. Today, Banky is Cancer-free, millions of
naira richer and can be found making female hearts
run aflutter on stages across the world. Who says
Cancer isn’t beatable?
2. Karen Igho: In December 2013, former Big Brother
Africa winner Karen unceremoniously announced
that she had Cancer and subsequently went off the
radar. Thankfully, last February she revealed that
she was now Cancer free » , having undergone a
series of treatments in the UK. A year after she was
diagnosed with Cancer, Karen tied the knot with her
lover of 9 years, Yaroslav Rakos » . Talk about a
happy ending!
3. Vast from Bracket: Last year, Vast sent shock waves
through the entertainment industry when it was
announced that the one half of music duo, Bracket
was diagnosed with Lymphoma , Cancer of the
blood. After a series of treatment in London » , Vast
was finally declared Cancer free and last month, the
singer was cleared to resume sexual activities
again » . Amen, somebody?
4. Wole Soyinka: Last November, Nobel Laureate Wole
Soyinka announced that he was infact a Cancer
survivor as he had battled prostrate Cancer for 10
months prior to his announcement. Soyinka was
diagnosed of Prostrate Cancer in December 2013
and immediately began treatment. By October 2014,
he was given a clean bill of health and the
Octogenarian shared his Cancer story at a press
conference on Ebola in Ogun state.

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