Shanty Town na Ansa to My Bell’s Palsy Palava: Chidi Mokeme
Nigerian actor, Chidi Mokeme, has recently spoken out about his personal battle with Bell’s palsy, a condition that causes paralysis of the facial muscles. In a new interview, he has opened up about the struggles he has faced and how he has managed to overcome them.
Chidi Mokeme was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy in 2009, after experiencing a sudden onset of paralysis in the left side of his face. He was initially shocked by the diagnosis and felt overwhelmed by the physical and emotional challenges it posed. Despite his initial shock, Chidi was determined to fight the condition and began looking for ways to cope.
One of the most important steps Chidi took was to seek out the help of a professional. He visited a neurologist and underwent physical therapy, which helped him to regain some of the movement in his face. However, he was still left with a noticeable facial difference.
Chidi then decided to take matters into his own hands and began to look for ways to build his confidence and self-esteem. He found solace in the slums of Lagos, Nigeria, where he was able to connect with other people who had also experienced facial paralysis.
Through this experience, Chidi was able to gain a sense of acceptance and understanding that he had not previously felt. He formed strong friendships with other people in the shanty town, who shared their own experiences and offered support and encouragement.
Chidi has since become an advocate for those living with Bell’s palsy, using his platform to raise awareness and provide a voice for those living with the condition. He has also set up a foundation to help support those living with the condition.
The actor’s story is an inspirational example of how one person can overcome adversity and make a positive difference in the lives of others. Chidi’s experience shows that, with the right support, anyone can overcome their challenges and find a way to live a fulfilling life.