“Why I’ve been away from the movie industry” – Nollywood actor Chidi Mokeme opens up

Veteran Nollywood actor Chidi Mokeme has shared his reasons for taking a break from the movie industry.

Chidi Mokeme had been absent from the movie industry for a while until making a recent appearance in the movie “Shanty,” in which he portrayed the part of Scar.

Bell’s palsy is an incurable disease illness that Chidi Mokeme disclosed he was battling in an interview with Channels Television.

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He claimed that because the disease only affected one side of his face, he was unable to perform in public.


Speaking with channel television, he said;

“I have been off the scene for a while after we did the promotional tour for 76. Before that when we were preparing to go to the UK on a trip to British International Film Festival. I came down with something called Bell’s Palsy. It comes like a stroke and affects one side of your face.


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And this was something the doctor said was incurable. They didn’t know what caused it and how to treat it. As an actor, you can imagine what I was going through”.



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