Gospel artiste, Chinedu Nwadike dies after battling Chronic Kidney disease
Gospel artiste, Chinedu Nwadike, has been declared dead after battling with blood cancer.
The 39-year-old singer was said to have recovered from a kidney disease and was billed to travel to India for further medical treatment before his demise.
His friend, Darlington Chidera Ibekwe, broke the news of his death in a statement on social media on Sunday.
“He lost the blood cancer battle a few hours ago in Abuja. When I spoke to him over the phone last week, he told me he had fully recovered from the kidney issue and would be proceeding to India by this coming week for treatment of the blood cancer/Leukemia”
He was further affirmed dead on Sunday, March 27, by veteran actress, Rita Edochie, who announced his passing on her Instagram.
Alongside a video of Nwadike in the hospital, she wote;
”CHINEDU NWADIKE IS GONE”
The “Oku Gbajie Aka” crooner had battled the ailment for a while and at some point came out to publicly seek financial help from prominent Nigerians.
He also visited the controversial Catholic priest Ejike Mbaka, before he was hospitalised.
Prominent Nigerians like the Imo state gubernatorial candidate in 2019, Uche Nwosu, and Ifeanyi Uba, a senator, visited him in the hospital.
The gospel artist, who was also a preacher, started his career as a dancer for fellow singer, Gozie Okeke.
Later in life, Nwadike went on to become a full-fledged gospel singer as well as an actor.
The gospel singer later joined politics and was appointed as the special assistant on mobilisation to a former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha.
He was an active member of the Young Progressives Party and was a strong ally of Mr Uba in the last Anambra gubernatorial election.
He was survived by his wife, Dorah Nwadike, and their three children .