Monday, 7 October 2013

Actor Kayode Odumosu [Pa Kusuma] Is Down With Heart And Liver Ailments

Francis Olukayode Olugbenga Odumosu was
born on the 16th of March 1953 in Agbeni area
of Ibadan, Oyo State, though, he is from Ogun
State by origin. His father is from Odogbolu
(Ijebu) while his mother is from Ake
(Abeokuta/Egba), that is why he refers to
himself as "Ijegba".(The combination of Ijebu
and Egba).

Pa Kasumu started his career at age 15; taking
up challenging roles on stage under the
tutelage of Elder Chief Ayinla Olumegbon
whom he knew through his area Uncle then
(Mr.Afolabi), popularly called "Brother
Simbat". He got baptized through a stage play
titled "Iyawo Orun (1968). And ever since then,
he has grown from strength to strength, but no
without facing some serious challenges.

The 60 year-old veteran has been battling with
the sickness since 2009, he's receiving
treatment at the Lagos University Teaching
Hospital (LUTH) for "secondary prevention of
repeat stroke," after battling a cardiovascular
disease, otherwise known as stroke.

"I have spent so much on these diseases. When
it was first diagnosed, the doctors said the
ailment was severe, that they would need to
control its progression for it not to affect my
kidneys. This they did, and I was happy they
succeeded, but now, other serious ailments
have set in, necessitating this battle of
survival." He disclosed.

Pa Kasumu has started experiencing memory
loss and he is pleading with kind-hearted
Nigerians to come to his rescue and contribute
their widows' mite. "I am not tired yet; I still
want to continue to make people laugh, but my
failing health is a terrible obstacle." He added.

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