The popular comedian, Julius Agwu, is hale and hearty at the moment but he has yet to forget what he went through while he was sick and out of circulation.
Agwu, who had a surgery to remove the tumour in his brain, said he saw death beckoning on him that period.
“To me, this is actually like a rebirth. I saw death and God brought me back to life. It is a rare opportunity because not too many people survive this and come back normal. Look at me, I have danced and given thanks to God because it’s truly a miracle. I am a living testimony that God really works. Some people are of the opinion that God is partial in some ways, but if He is truly partial in my case, then I have to give Him all the glory. I thank Him so much and I really don’t know where to start from in giving Him thanks.
“There was a day I got back home and at some point, I noticed I was going down, I lost my appetite and I wasn’t feeling too good. You know how people will tell you different things and also form opinions. I just told my wife places where I kept vital documents for her to keep. She simply asked me ‘where are you going to’? I replied her that I didn’t know what was happening and if in case anything happened to me, she could go on from there. She wasn’t shocked; she even replied me that I was not going anywhere.
“The truth about it is that a lot of people just walk around and do not know what is inside of them. Some people do not know what others are passing through,” he said.
The comedian who also doubles as a singer said that all entertainers do is to work without paying attention to their health. He seized the opportunity to tell his colleagues to take a time out sometimes for medical check-ups.
He said, “As entertainers, all we do is hustle, work, and some other things without bothering to check our health. I just realised from this experience that we are more of colleagues and not even friends because nobody really cares about you. When it happens, it is just you and your family. I knew a lot of people who reached out to me and I appreciate them but really, it’s funny. What are we really hustling for? The true joy is your happiness and family because that is what life is about. Just like all the people who stole money, how much would they spend? Once you die, that is the end.”