Famous comic actor Moses Olaiya, profoundly called by his stage name Baba Sala, is crying out for financial help to take care of his health.
The veteran is said to be suffering from a stroke, according to Punch, personally appealed to Nigerians on Wednesday, at a briefing held on his biography due for presentation on December 4.
“I need help. Nigerians should help me. I am not dead yet, they should not let me die suffering,” the news outlet quoted him. His family members also attested that the actor in his 80s needs money for healthcare.
According to his son, Dele Adejumo, “He has investments but they have all been wrecked by mismanagement. He also had a three-storey building in Mushin, Lagos which he had to sell to offset debt incurred when his work, Orun Mooru, was pirated.
“We still have some of his recorded works not in public yet but machines that will be used to transform them to an acceptable format are not easily available. We do not have the kind of money they are charging us.
“We have been told that baba needs a lot of money for medical treatment abroad. He is suffering from a stroke and other ailments. There are many people of his age who are not like this. We are trying our best as family members. We take him to the teaching hospital weekly but he needs proper medical attention.”
The book, ‘The Triumph of Destiny,’,which was co-authored by Babatunde Akinola, Collins Oyedokun, and Kunle Ajani, will be presented in Lagos.