Chidi Mokeme, a veteran Nollywood actor, has revealed why he has been absent from the industry for some time.
Chidi Mokeme had been absent from the film industry for several years until his recent appearance in “Shanty,” in which he played Scar.
Chidi Mokeme revealed in an interview with Channels Television that he was suffering from Bell’s Palsy, an incurable disease.
According to him, the infection affected one side of his face, and as an actor, he was unable to perform in public.
In his words, he said;
“I have been off the scene for a while after we did the promotional tour for 76. Before that when we were preparing to go to the UK on a trip to British International Film Festival. I came down with something called Bell’s Palsy. It comes like a stroke and affects one side of your face.
And this was something the doctor said was incurable. They didn’t know what caused it and how to treat it. As an actor, you can imagine what I was going through”.