‘I thank God for His mercy’
It’s surely not the best of moments for the United Kingdom based Nollywood actress cum film maker, Damilola Alabi, famously addressed as Dami-Ann. And the reason is not far-fetched.
An industry source informed encomium.ng that the pretty thespian and legal practitioner who breezed into Nigeria a couple of weeks back for her movie shoot got involved in a motor accident in Ikorodu, Lagos. And the incident affected her legs, which has left her highly devastated at the moment.
“Dami-Ann had an accident on Friday, March 10, 2017 in Ikorodu, Lagos which really affected her legs, with one dislocated. I learnt the incident happened late in the evening when she and other two occupants of the car were returning from a movie location in Ibadan, Oyo state, and heading towards another location in Ikorodu. I learnt she was unconscious and was rushed to a nearby private clinic where she was hospitalized. But I learnt she’s recuperating well.”
Confirming the ugly incident to encomium.ng on Friday, March 17, 2017, the talented role interpreter said, “All I need do at the moment is thank God for His mercy because I never knew I will still be talking now. It’s still like a dream.”
Narrating how it happened, Dami-Ann said, “We just returned from my movie location in Ibadan, Oyo state and we’re already in Ikorodu for another movie shoot. On away to the location, our car was meandering while on a high speed. So, out fear, I jumped out of the car and landed forcefully, leaving my legs seriously injured. I did not even know how I got out of the spot.
“The whole thing happened within seconds at about 11.30 pm. It’s still a miracle that I survived it. The car skidded and hit the culvet, but the driver came out unhurt. It’s the other occupant of the car that sustained slight injury on the head.
“I even thank God that I have completed my two movies, ‘Sinmi’ and Mystified which I came to Nigeria to shoot before the incident happened. If not, it would have set me back. I am back home now and I can walk a little better. I thank God for His protection on me. And I am deeply grateful to those that came to my rescue as well.”
– TADE ASIFAT for encomium.ng