Veteran Nigerian disc jockey, Oluwaforijimi Adewale Amu who is better known as DJ Jimmy Jatt, has opened up about his battle with kidney ailment.
On Friday, September 16, the Nigerian entertainer made a shocking revelation about battling kidney disease and even undergoing a transplant.
In a documentary shared via his Instagram page on Friday, the dad-of-two recalled his months-long battle with the disease. He said after being diagnosed with the disease, he was placed on dialysis.
According to the DJ, Wednesday, September 14th, 2022, made it six months since he had the successful transplant, which was done in Lagos, Nigeria, after choosing to come down from the United States, where his family is.
The 55-year-old DJ said the experience has made him appreciate life better and the fact that “no one is promised tomorrow.” He also expressed his gratitude to God for granting him a second chance.
Jimmy Jatt also went on to state that he has chosen to become an ambassador for Kidney Transplants to ensure that the public is given proper knowledge about it.
“My father used the difference between cars & humans to teach me a lesson in humility. If you broke cars down, you would find a difference in horsepower, number of plugs & exhausts, gear systems etc but dissecting any two humans would reveal the same 206 bones, 1 heart, 2 kidneys, 1 skull…etc.
So pomposity makes no sense & that has been my creed all my life. We are all the same. But this experience has reinforced the fact that we all also do share the frailty of life in common. No one is promised tomorrow.See Also
A very successful kidney transplant (exactly 6months today) has further deepened my appreciation for life’s most important things and gratitude to God.
I cannot imagine pulling through this without my angels. My wife, my daughters, I love you beyond any words. And to my siblings, where do I begin to thank you. “My friends for an amazing support system. To anyone battling kidney disease, this is not the end and to all donors & caregivers. Keep staying God sent.
“To fans and business partners, DJ Jimmy Jatt has never been cooler! Hop on, the ride continues.”