Vanguard (Lagos)

2 June 2012

Nigeria: Veteran Actor, Dento Down With Stroke

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Veteran actor Enebeli Elebuwa.

Just as actor Enebeli Elebuwa battles to free himself from the grip of stroke, a popular Ibadan-based actor-cum-comedian, Hammed Oduola a.k.a. Dento has been knocked down by the bug.

The actor was said to be hale and hearty until March, this year when he was struck by stroke. Dento is currently seeking financial help from well-meaning Nigerians to come to his rescue. Those who visited him at his Ibadan, Oyo State residence, disclosed that the ailing actor needs the sum of N250,000,00 to stay alive.

The ailing actor is said to have been off the acting scene for the past five years. He uses his late father's building, where he lives, for his tailoring business. He was a trained tailor before he ventured into full time acting.

HVP gathered that even though his family members have resorted to traditional healing, none of his two wives are living with him at the moment. Except his 13 year old son, Moshood, a child from his second wife.

"This is Dento . It is sad that he is dying and in order to pay for his mediacl bills, he needs N250,000,00. It seems the actor will give up as his hope of raising the money dims per each passing day. " a concerned fan lamented.

Dento, born about 60 years ago, is a native of Agbongbon area of Ibadan, Oyo State. He became popular when he joined Chief Lere Paimo Theatre Group in the late 1970s.

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