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KUNLE, PLEASE DON'T CHECK-OUT BECAUSE OF HYPERTENSION (10 REASONS).

An article caught my attention on Linda Ikeji's blog, with the screaming headline: 'I've been diagnosed with hypertension so I have to relocate from Nigeria.'

A heart wrenching statement from foremost Nollywood actor and director Kunle Afolayan, this is undoubtedly going to be a monumental brain drain that can take Nollywood and Nigerian entertainment back a couple of years.

But the issue is not about Nollywood, the issue is about a person's life,well-being and mortality; so one has to understand where he is coming from.

Reading this my mind went to the thousands of hypertensives that pass through the hospital where I work daily and I almost shed a tear; have we (Nigerian doctors) so failed our patients that 'common' hypertension they no longer trust us to manage? Has the fear of hypertension become worse than insecurity and unemployment? This is an indictment on us the health practitioners.

I reassured myself that it probably was due to other factors, pro…