Afrocentric musician, Stella Monye, is reaching out to Nigerians to come to her aid as she seeks to raise $50,000 (N20 million) for her son, Ibrahim’s life-saving surgery abroad.

Nigerian Breaking news reports that Stella describes this horrible ordeal as an albatross hanging around her neck. “No amount of money is worth a child’s life,” she pleads.

The Oko Mi Ye 90’s crooner explained that she was on tour for some projects that she had been assigned when she got the call that her son had been involved in an accident.

“I was neck deep in the preparation for “Nigeria 99” project in Abuja when the news came to me that my son, Ibrahim had fallen off from the top of a water tank and landed on a sharp rusted iron, which severely damaged his urethra. In fact, I was on my way together with other artistes to present the theme song to the then Head of State, General Abdusalam Abubakar at the Aso Rock Villa when my phone rang and the sad news was broken to me. I thought it was a minor accident so, I advised that they take him to any nearest hospital. But that was the beginning of the drama.”

She assumed it was a minor accident and proceeded on tour feeling her son would have been better by the time of her return. Only to find out that things had gone from bad to so much worse. A surgery had been carried out on Ibrahim, at a dilapidated hospital in Ikeja.

“At this point, I was overwhelmed and I cried out to Nigerians. I teamed up with my colleagues like K1 De Ultimate, Daddy Showkey, Orits Wiliki, Pasuma Wonder, Onyeka Onwenu and Lagbaja, and together we walked the streets of Lagos, creating awareness about my son’s condition, most especially, on television. Nigerians responded but some fraudsters, who pretended to be assisting us to raise funds, hijacked the exercise. So, I instructed that the campaign should stop, but then I was more concerned about my son’s predicament and so we forged ahead. For the Good Samaritans willing to assist, here are my account details: Stella Monye, First Bank account no: 2021451638”

Stella urgently needs about $50,000 US Dollars for Ibrahim’s surgery. She however extends her gratitude to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State whom she says been sustaining her son’s life pending when they are able to go for his surgery.