“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.

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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.

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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.

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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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