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Veteran broadcaster, Emma Ugolee, is down with chronic kidney disease, and has cried out for help to enable him embark on an urgent transplant.

Emma Ugolee and Linda Ikeji at the hospital some months ago
 
Popular TV Lagos presenter, Emma Ugolee, who is widely known for his engaging programme, ‘The Gist’, and who has been suffering from Kidney failure and has been on dialysis for many years now, has publicly cried out for help.
 
According to a new Instagram post, the veteran boradcaster who is currently down with chronic kidney disease, is seeking for $100,00 (N50million) for an urgent transplant, and has taken to social media to appeal to his celebrity friends to help save his life.
 
Ugole’s appeal poster
 
Celebrities including, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Sound Sultan, and many more, have posted messages of support and appeal for others to join in the contribution to save Ugolee.
 
Below is what singer, DJinee wrote on his Instagram about Ugolee’s ailment and appeal;

"@emmaugolee called me yesterday and his words were "Bro, the doctors said they can’t continue to prick me anymore. My blood vessels are collapsing from 5 years of dialysis. They said I have to do the surgery now". I sunk. Because I’ve been with him for close to half the dialysis sessions and witnessed first hand the pain that comes with the many complications including one failed kidney transplant. 

"How he remains so strong and optimistic beats me. My friend is not perfect but he is a good soul and deserves better from life. Always looking out for everyone even in his state. Infact I witnessed one of those sessions where he paid for another patient who was in the same Whahd, strapped to the dialyser as he was. 

"And there were many of such bailouts from Emma. His refusal for 5years to solicit for public help characterises Emma’s personality. Some might call it pride but I call it the refusal of a man to burden others with "his problem". So when he called yesterday, it wasn’t that he had given up but our (his friends) collective cry for help. Please I beg of you, look at the picture attached to the post. Support with any amount. 

"HE NEEDS THE SURGERY NOW! NO MORE DIALYSIS! God b|€Xs you as you’ve read this."
 
DJ Jimmy Jatt wrote; "This man right here is my friend turned brother. This man right here is a mentor, an inspiration, a motivator, an extremely brilliant person.
"This man right here is an asset to the world. He has quietly handled his situation alone for several years but it has now gone beyond him.
 
"HE NEEDS OUR SUPPORT!!! PLEASE HELP @emmaugolee get through this."

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Veteran broadcaster, Emma Ugolee, is down with chronic kidney disease, and has cried out for help to enable him embark on an urgent transplant. Emma Ugolee and Linda Ikeji at the hospital some months ago   Popular TV Lagos presenter, Emma Ugolee, who is widely known for his engaging...