Nigerian reggae star, Uti Kennedy Nduka popularly known by his stage name Yellow Banton, is currently battling with Basal cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer. He recently had his first surgery done, as he undergoes blood transfusion at a hospital after losing so much blood during the operation.
Yellow Banton, who’s best known in the late 90’s and early millennium with his style of infusing pidgin language into reggae, has been battling the deadly disease for about eight years. As he shares in an interview that he has stopped getting invites for shows because people can’t stand the sight of injuries the disease has inflicted on him and his fears of dying and leaving his children since his wife left him over seven years ago.
However, his colleague Daddy Fryo has revealed much more in as he writes in a post:”We give glory to the almighty God!!! Yellow Banton had a successful blood transfusion and is now stabilised. It was a close one and we almost lost him. We can’t stop saying thank you lord! Mabeloboh Centre For Save Our Stars, Babafryo, Sirboj Boj, Chinagorom Onuoha aka African China, Remigius Okafor, members of AJ Artist Forum and of course our two diaspora team members Sister Esy Oluwafemi and Dr Priscilla Okpuzor would like to thank those that have donated so far to enable us commence treatment and others that have prayed for him. Please everyone we still desperately need your donations and support. There is so much more to do! The cost involves in treating cancer is enormous. Continue to donate and pray for him. We shall keep you informed on his progress. Yellow Banton must live!!…. For more information call 08029176448