Saturday, 29 December 2012

Village Headmaster in pain


Only a few movie fans are aware that Dejumo Lewis, better known as the Oloja of Oja in the rested NTA drama series, ‘The Village Headmaster’, has been writhing in pain ever since the soap was rested in 1984.
The seasoned actor, whose career dates back to 1968, has been battling with ill-health for a long time. His condition is so tight that he is considering appealing to the general public for help.
Recalling the circumstances that led to the suspension of the drama series, Lewis said, “We were not given any valid reason. Some of the tested hands and notable figures left in frustration. When I was called upon to produce the new Village Headmaster series, I put in my very best, brought in Tade Ogidan as one of the producers/directors and casted Justice Esiri as the new village headmaster from Femi Robinson.
“Between 1985 and the period when the programme was suspended in 1989 by the management of NTA, I have been battling with my blood pressure. I am a regular patient of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.”
Lewis claimed to have spent all his savings on medication. He had had a tough time making ends meet in the past three years. To make matters worse, his pension was transferred to Abuja eight months ago. “Sometimes, I feel like crying out to the public for assistance

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