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Thursday, 28 July 2016

#SaveMayowa Was a Scam?

Social media has been flooded with the #savemayowa hashtag for the last few days. Several people, including several celebrities passionately implored people to donate towards saving the life of the young lady who is suffering from ovarian cancer. Word has it that over N30,000,000 has been raised on her Go Fund Me page in barely few days, people seemed particularly touched by this one case, and perhaps because of the involvement of celebrities, many were pushed to help. 
     One can therefore imagine the collective shock of us all to read on Linda Ikeji's blog that while Mayowa is indeed suffering from ovarian cancer, the whole campaign is a scam. Read below;

This is such a sad thing for me to report this afternoon. Just two days after we were all happy that Nigerians kindly donated to cancer patient, Mayowa Ahmed, for surgery she needed for ovarian cancer, LIB just learnt that Mayowa and her family scammed kind hearted Nigerians.

You see, Mayowa is really sick. She truly has Ovarian cancer. She's admitted at LUTH but she didn't need money for surgery, because doctors had told Mayowa she was beyond treatment and no hospital in the world could treat her as she was extremely far gone. Mayowa had reached stage 4 and doctors, unfortunately, already told her family she won't survive it and had advised them to take her home. Her family instead used her situation to raise money from Nigerians. The doctors in LUTH have also denied giving her family a medical report advising her to seek treatment abroad. 

Toyin Aimakhu, who was one of those who spearheaded the fundraising, as you read this, is at LUTH right now with police officers. Some people also went to the family's home and the place is locked up. Will share video from the scene  at LUTH, involving Toyin and one other donor later...

#SaveMayowa raised over $100k on GoFundMe and millions of Naira.

This is a very hard pill to swallow. I find it difficult to believe that someone knowing that she's living her last days on earth will allow her person to be used in the perpetration of such evil. I also wonder if one's family can actually be that callous as to do such a heinous thing. I'm hoping there's more to this. 


  1. What the exact fuck???!! I cant believe this. I saw the video and was touched in my heart. This cant be true. Fucking heart breaking. Geez. Is it money for burial they need? They could have just said so.
    E sall good sha. We did our part. The rest is between them and God.


  2. I think we should have waited to see if they would take her for medicals outside the country before judging.
    It's possible Dubai was cheaper so they changed their minds abt US. It's possible they are looking for better care for their sister not necessarily a cure but dint think Nigerians would be generous to that.
    What do I know though?

  3. Wicked world,can u imagine? Wonders shall never end really

  4. Wicked world,can u imagine? Wonders shall never end really. Mabel

  5. When one is sick, they ask for quotations from hospitals they can have hope in. This estimated cost given, is used to source for funds even before the family starts getting visas, invitations and all else needed.
    The lady is sick, the hospital that gave the quotations know the level and still did so because something could be done.
    See, if one has a loved one who is sick, they do all they can, all they really can.
    The only way, I would have agreed this was a scam is if the family kept the money without giving the said treatment.

    About the hospital names and location discrepancies, that is subject to change, as they could have been given advice on cheaper and easier to access great care.

    About her having been told 'she won't survive it', two rhetorical questions please :
    1. How many people do survive, in the real sense of it, progressed cancer? The facts about her health status were stated, did they have to as well inform the public about her dying.
    When you love someone and desperately want their good, every hour counts.
    2. Who can truly say, without any doubt, when a life will be terminated by God, especially when a few persons around + the sick holds on to faith in God?

    It was a collective effort by lots of people to save her, she is a lucky one. That the amount could be raised in a few days is a miracle, which I think she would not take for granted.

    In my opinion, it isn't a scam.

    1. I share this opinion.


    2. God bless you !

    3. 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

  6. Wait a minute, permit me to put my two cents in this. I too was extremely moved by Mrs Mayowa Ahmed’s condition having witnessed a dear friend lose his battle with the dreaded disease. Till the very end, even after doctors had hinted (they really don’t like coming out to say it) but hinted the worst, we still had hope. Even after the last breath had been taken out of him, we still had hope that something could still happen to save him. – Emotions getting in the way of reality.

    I feel that it was that hope her family had that triggered this campaign, particularly when a Non Nigerian Medical institution diagnosed the situation and rendered a possible solution. So I would not blame them for trying. I would prefer seeing her actually going for the said series of operations abroad and if it ends there, then so be it. Let me know that she fought till the end however possible. I refused to accept that scam ideology

    It’s just so unfortunate for the next genuine case that really needs financial assistance and actually does have more than a 50/50 chance of survival, because after this, most people would not even batter an eye lid. QUESTION: If she doesn’t travel anymore, would we all be refunded?

    Anyway, let me just have another glass of water and lemon slices jare.

  7. I believe she can still live again. The doctor that gave the vindicate is not God. With this money now. The family should kindly seek better treatment outside Nigeria. The God that made Nigerians to donate this money is ready to use her as a point to show his undying love for her.

    Moyawa, if the miracles in the bible are not fake. The God that did those miracles will use you to shame that doctor and his human knowledge.


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