Financier of the newest Nigerian National League club-side, 1472 FC, Dozy Mmobuosi has enjoined adult male Nigerians to improve their health life by taking advantage of the free prostrate cancer screening being provided by his Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation.
Last Saturday, hundreds of enthusiastic Lagosians, including retired sports men, leading Nollywood actors, Kepy Ekpenyong, Fred Amata, Emeka Ossai, Efe Omorogbe who is Manager to Afrobeats singer, Tu Face Idibia and film producer, John Eke, took part in a 3.7km walk from under the bridge in Ikeja to the Ikeja City Mall.
Immediately after the walk, a lecture organised by the Foundation held at the car park of the mall to create awareness on the scourge of the disease said to be on the top list of ailments that kill black African men.
The health talk was anchored by Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Urologist, Dr. Adebowale Oyebade, who counseled that prostrate screening should be done at least once a year by adult males who are 40 years and above.
Oyebade said the importance of screening is to detect very early any challenges of the prostrate at which stage it can be fully treated.
He added that “prostrate health should be the concern of everyone and not just men. When a man suffers from prostrate enlargement or the extreme case of cancerous growth, it affects the entire family starting from the wife who will be denied conjugal benefits of marriage and the children whose education may be affected. It overall brings emotional burden on the family, relations and friends”
Responding to the lecture, Ekpenyong who is one of the foundation actors of the modern movie industry in the country, thanked the organisers for consistently putting together the campaign in the last three years.
“This is one of societal interest causes I have subscribed to because I appreciate the importance of men’s health to the family and community.
“It is very important for every adult male in the age range of 40 years and above to make out time at least once in a year to screen for prostrate which Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation is offering free of charge”, Ekpenyong told the audience.
Fred Amata who comes from a family of Nollywood actors, narrated how he lost an uncle to prostrate cancer because it was not dictated early
The Foundation also offered free blood pressure and blood sugar tests to volunteers numbering over 50.
The Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation is a medical outreach founded by United Kingdom based Nigerian FINTECH billionaire, Dozy Mmobuosi and the annual Walk and Lecture is in its third edition.