Wednesday 3 February 2016

Pathetic Story Of Old-Time Socialite, 'Danku' Femi Lekuti Now Down With Stroke (Photos)

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The recent lifestyle of popular Ibadan socialite, Femi Lekuti aka “Danku Baba Imole“ is a pathetic one. In the 90s, Femi Lekuti, widely known as Danku baba Imole was a hot item on the social scene. He was the toast of top Yoruba musisians, especially K1 De Ultimate who sang a hot number that still remains a popular anthem till today for him back then. Danku rocked the scene till early 2000s. 

The one time big-spender is now tasting the other side of life, as things have gone bad for him. The case of the old-time socialite has become so bad and pathetic as he is now on the sick bed, battling stroke.

Ijebu-born Femi Lekuti was a name that commanded respect some decades ago and not many socialites and fuji music fans can easily forget the mention ‘danku ara wa ni, ijinle pam pam!’ K.1’s popular personal number for him.
This is because this Ibadan big boy whose house at some point was a Mecca of sort for the big boys in town because of his spending spree has been deserted because he is down with stroke.

This is coming on the heels of CityScoop’s recent checks that revealed how Danku, who used to be one of the biggest money-bags then, now lives a pathetic life, almost in penury. He has relocated to Ibadan, around Apata area, where he has been laying low for a couple of years now. Sources revealed to us how, Danku had been struggling to keep his life together, but has remained strong-willed. According to the sources, at every opportunity when he steps out in his area, he doesn’t hesitate to remind anyone who cares to listen, how he used to rock parties back then and how he used to lavish money.

In a phone conversation with papermacheonline, Lekuti confirmed ‘yes, I’m battling stroke which has left part of my body in paralysis, right now I’m in Abeokuta where I was directed to seek traditional cure. Please reach my friends, tell them to help, I don’t want to die’.

His battle with sickness reportedly started some years ago and he had incurred a lot of bills which left him with little option than to sell his properties.

To all that know him in his days, ‘Baba Imole’ was a kind man that could give all he had to help his friends.
Before he was hit by a stroke late last year, Lekuti was very broke after he lost the election of Ibadan South-West House of Assembly seat.
As the story goes, Danku was at one of his friend’s party at a popular Event centre in Ibadan called Genesis. He was reportedly hit by stroke 3 days after attending the party at Genesis. Those who were there revealed that he enjoyed himself at the party even though he couldn’t spray like he used to do but he was thankful for the gift of life. He was said to have retired to his 2 bedroom flat around Apata area in Ibadan where he broke down.
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Danku lives in Apata with his pretty wife who is a businesswoman. It was revealed that it is the proceeds from her meagre business that Danku’s wife uses to finance the family. She is said to be the only person who now takes care of her husband. This is because many who enjoyed the magnanimity of Danku in the past have all neglected him.
Not many will forget how Danku Baba Imole was praised to high heavens in the 90s by musicians. Fuji music star, K1 de Ultimate has a special Anthem he uses to eulogize him. Danku then used to spray money as if it was going out of fashion and he only sprays high denomination currency which has to be mint. A story was told of him at one event in Lagos in the 2000s where he allegedly sprayed from 4 am to 7 am.
An online news portal, who had a chat with Danku few days ago confirmed that he is actually suffering from stroke and he solicits the help of his friends. Hear him: “Yes, I’m battling stroke which has left part of my body in paralysis, right now I’m in Abeokuta where I was directed to seek traditional cure. Please reach my friends, tell them to help, I don’t want to die”, he said.

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