This is not a joke or pranks. It is for real one of our topmost standup comedians, Julius Agwu is in a critical health condition that needs both monetary and spiritual supports.
The talented entertainer, who is fighting the battle of his life at the moment, had survived a brain tumour surgery and when things were getting better, it seems he has had a relapse.
According to a report his health took a bad turn over the weekend in London, where he had gone to host his yearly show Crack Ya Ribs, which was interestingly supported by the Lagos State Government as part of its Love Lagos package that unfolded during the Notting Hill Carnival. Agwu’s condition was so bad that he missed the show.
Close friend and colleague, Gbenga Adeyinka 1st revealed later that Julius Agwu missed the event because he fell into a coma but gave the optimistic report that he had come round and was actually getting better. But today, it seemed the news has become bad again following a facebook post by accomplished Writer and Producer, Zik Zulu Okafor.
Okafor wrote “RISE ! RISE JULIUS ! RISE! You have no business lying on this bed ! You are a sprightly and springy soul, constantly on the move. You can’t be in pain and agony when you are the laugh merchant. You trade in smiles and laughter , you make it possible for us to afford a smile even in brutally challenging moments. So , why on earth, should Julius D’ Genius be held down in pain. It is a tragic irony in a tragic world. On this solemn afternoon, in my office, as I go down on my knees, I call on my God, that has never failed me. I call Him to lay his hands on you . And I decree that you are healed in Jesus name . You will rise and shine. My God will restore your health in full. You will return hale and hearty. You will spring to your sprightly self with all the zing and zest that define the quintessential Julius D’ Genius. You are WELL . Rise Julius ! Rise and shine again ! The world waits for the new jokes from your vault of laughter. We need it to tame the pain of ailing economy. You must rise , Julius my bro. To all Nigerians, the Federal, state governments, I call on you now; let’s arise and save this man that keeps many traumatised Nigerians alive, heal many wounded souls with his jokes. He is a thriller and a healer. Let’s heal this healer of pains that is now in pain.God can do it for us. But we have a role to play. LET’S RISE TO SAVE JULIUS. WE CAN GIVE FINANCIAL OR SPIRITUAL SUPPORT AT THIS TIME . DO GIVE SOMETHING. GOD SAVE JESÚS! GOD BLESS YOU ! In Jesus Name….Amen !!
Many in the entertainment fraternity are already calling for vigorous and holding meetings to see how they can rally round one of their own.