Chidi Mokeme reveals : Chidi Mokeme, a well-known Nollywood actor and director, has revealed why he took a hiatus from the film business.
The actor who recently made a comeback in the Shanty Town Netflix series disclosed that Bell’s palsy was keeping him away from the cinema scene.
Speaking on Rubbin’ Minds on Channel TV, Chidi compared the infection to a stroke and said it made one side of his face droop.
He continued by saying that because the illness was considered incurable, he had to go through a lot in order to regain his former self.
Chidi Mokeme reveals
“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 for 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. 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”. He said.
Watch him speak below,
According to an article on Mayo Clinic, Bell’s palsy is a condition that causes sudden weakness in the muscles on one side of the face. In most cases, the weakness is temporary and significantly improves over weeks. The weakness makes half of the face appear to droop. Smiles are one-sided, and the eye on the affected side resists closing.