I rejected corrective surgery on my leg because it has brought me fame –Jigan

Actor, Kazeem Abimbola, aka Jigan Babaoja, recently had an online altercation with a fan over a skit the former posted on his Instagram page. In the course of their interaction, the fan mocked Jigan regarding the deformity in the actor’s leg. Even though a lot of people felt it was a blow below the belt for the actor, Jigan said he wasn’t bothered.

“There are some people who always want to bring somebody down when they see you rising. The guy in question did not tell the true story; he edited our chats before he posted it online. I uploaded a skit some days ago and shortly after, there were different comments that attacked me, saying it was rubbish.

Jigan added, “I have been handling abuses about my disability since I was a 10-year-old. Even recently, I have been making jokes of my disability; it doesn’t get to me because I’m used to it. Somebody sent me a message last week that he wanted to take me out of the country for a surgery so that I would be able to walk properly. However, I told the person that I was not interested. I like the way I am right now because this disability has paved the way for me. Had it been I am a ‘complete’ person, I may not be where I am today.”


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