Jimmy Jatt, the veteran Nigerian disc jockey (DJ), has opened up about being diagnosed with kidney disease and undergoing a transplant.

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The entertainer recalled his months-long battle with kidney disease in a documentary shared via his Instagram page on Friday.

Jatt, whose real name is Oluwaforijimi Adewale Amu, said after he was diagnosed with the disease, he was placed on dialysis.

He also revealed that he had a kidney transplant at Zenith Medical and Kidney Centre (ZMKC) in Abuja.

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The 55-year-old added that the kidney transplant, which took place about six months ago, was successful.

The DJ said the experience has made him appreciate life better and the fact that “no one is promised tomorrow.”

He also thanked the hospital management as well as those who stood by him during his battle with the ailment.

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“My father used the difference between cars & humans to teach me a lesson in humility. If you broke cars down,  you would find a difference in horse power, number of plugs & exhausts, gear systems etc but dissecting any two humans would reveal the same 206 bones, 1 heart, 2 kidneys, 1 skull..etc,” he wrote.

“So pomposity makes no sense & that has been my creed all my life. We are all the same. But this experience has reinforced the fact that we all also do share the frailty of life in common. No one is promised tomorrow.

“A very successful kidney transplant (exactly 6months today) has futher deepened my appreciation for life’s most important things & gratitude to God.

“I cannot imagine pulling through this without my angels. My wife, my daughters, I love you beyond any words say. And to my siblings, where do I begin to thank you.

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“My friends for an amazing support system. To anyone battling kidney disease, this is not the end and to all donors & care givers. Keep staying God sent.”

 

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The DJ’s appreciation post comes a few days after Eedris Abdulkareem, the rapper, underwent a successful kidney transplant.



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