– Suffers neck injury
‘I thank god for being alive’
It’s certainly not a joyous moment for female juju musician and Vice Chairman, Association of Juju Musicians of Nigeria (AJUMN), Seun Aransiola. And the reason is obvious.
ENCOMIUM Weekly was informed by an industry source that the brilliant entertainer was involved in a terrible auto crash on Saturday, February 6, 2016. And the incident, the source said, eventually landed the Omu Aran, Kwara born singer in the orthopedic department of Railway Federal Hospitality, Ebute Meta, Lagos, as she was said to have suffered serious neck injury.
The source further disclosed that the accident occurred at around 8 o’clock in the morning along Ikorodu Road, Lagos. And Aransiola’s Nissan Pathfinder, we were told, got damaged beyond repair.
“Seun Aransiola is not happy at the moment. I learnt she had an accident with her Nissan Pathfinder on Saturday, February 6, 2016, along Ikorodu Road, Lagos, while returning from a show. I learnt she was trying to avoid crushing an okada man who ran across her vehicle. And in the process, she suddenly applied brake and the jeep somersaulted to the other side of the road.
“I learnt she was rescued by some good Samaritans who quickly rushed her to a nearby hospital where she later regained consciousness. But when the hospital couldn’t handle her case, she was referred to Railway Federal Hospital, Ebute Meta, Lagos, where it was discovered she had a severe neck injury. I also learnt her jeep was a write-off. But in all, I am happy for her that she’s still alive. I believe when there is life, there is hope. She can acquire another car any time but life is irreplaceable.”
Speaking with ENCOMIUM Weekly on Friday, February 12, 2016, the talented lady guitarist expressed gratitude to God for sparing her life. She was, however, optimistic that her damaged jeep will be replaced soon.
“The experience is not funny at all. No one will pray having an accident let alone being hospitalized. But I give thanks to God for saving me. I bless Almighty God that I came out alive. Although, my jeep crashed beyond repair, that can be replaced and it will surely be in as much God is on His throne. I survived the accident miraculously with slight injury on my neck. What’s important is that I am alive. I must be grateful to God for that. A lot of people whose cases were not as bad as mine had gone to the great beyond. So, I owe my God a lot of thanks.
“As I speak, I am still at the orthopedic department of Railway Federal Hospital, Ebute Meta, Lagos, where I am receiving treatment. It’s a very terrible experience. I never planned for that. With the incident now, I won’t be able to perform at any of this year’s Valentine shows. I have also lost another vital engagement which I have been paid part of the money. Man proposes but God disposes. The most important thing is that I am alive. I remain unstoppable no matter the devil’s plan. And by the grace of God, I will be back on stage very soon.”
Narrating how it all happened, Aransiola said, “I was trying to navigate my way back home from the airport. On getting to Oshodi-Anthony area, there was terrible traffic-bumper to bumper. So, I decided to go through Ilupeju Ikorodu Road. But when I got to the main road, I discovered the situation was even worse because of the Lagos Marathon race going on that day. I didn’t have a choice than to continue in the traffic. There was a road block along the route. So, I couldn’t turn at Jibowu as I thought. I had to go through Yaba College of Technology/Morroco Road, where the traffic was light. At Igbobi Hospital Road, I lost control trying to avoid an okada man who ran into my car. That’s the last thing I could remember. I didn’t know how and when I landed in the hospital. It’s at Railway Federal Hospital that they discovered I had neck injury after the x-ray. But I was assured I will be alright soon.
“Now, I am feeling much better. And any moment from now, I may be discharged. I thank God and everybody that came to my rescue when the incident happened. If not for divine intervention, the story would have been a different one. I will forever be thankful to God for His mercies and protection over me. Concerning my damaged ride, God will provide another one.”