Leo Mezie needs N10m for kidney transplant

Nollywood actor, Leo Mezie is currently in dire straits as his protracted kidney disease has reached a critical stage.

The Abia State actor, who has been  suffering from an infection in one of his kidneys for some months now, is on the verge of a total kidney failure as the other kidney is reportedly about to pack up.

Industry mate, Prince Ekeh, who confirmed the report to Saturday Tribune, said that the Labista actor had been treating the ailment through weekly dialysis.

Speaking to Saturday Tribune, president of Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Eke said they had sent out messsages to patrons of Nollywood on the matther.

Mezie, who is currently a shadow of himself, is in need of N10 million financial assistance for an immediate kidney transplant abroad.

Prince Ekeh also told Saturday Tribune that the movie industry was amassing efforts from friends and well-wishers to assist him.

Mezie, who joined Nollywood in 2006, became popular after his role in the 2003 movie ‘Labista’.

Mezie has featured in movies such as ‘Close Enemy’,  ‘King’s Sleepless Night’, and ‘Empty Throne’.