Pop-highlife singer, Chris Mba, most popularly known for the song ‘Baby Don’t Cry’, has been admitted at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) with heart disease.
This was disclosed in a Facebook post by veteran journalist, Azuka Jebose, on Saturday evening.
Mr Jebose said the singer sent him a distressed WhatsApp message seeking urgent financial assistance to help pay for treatment.
“Jebose this is a serious health challenge for me and my family. Please, my brother, help me. We buy drugs every day and hospital bed costs N50k,” the message reads.
The former Punch journalists added that additional diagnoses are expected next week.
“My dear friends and followers, preliminary tests indicated that Chris is receiving a heart condition treatments and desperately needs our help. I appeal to everyone to please donate N5K each to help Chris pay for his daily care. This is urgent situation,” Jebose pleaded with Nigerians on social media.
Donation can be made to the ailing veteran musician through his personal Stanbic IBTC Bank account with number 9201105829.
Qed.ng recalls that Chris Mba sustained eye injury during a confrontation with officials of Nigerian Breweries at that year’s Star Mega Jam held in Enugu.
A member of a body which described itself as PMAN Caretaker Committee, the singer is also a member of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON).
He was one of the performers at an evening of tributes organised for late Ras Kimono by COSON in August last year.
Signed to Premier Records, Chris Mba was popular in the 80s for his jerry curls.
His other songs include ‘Funky Situation’, ‘Take it to the Top’, ‘Making my Way’, Everybody Needs a Friend’ and ‘Love Everlasting’.