Peptic ulcer, known as ogbe inu in Yoruba, onya in igbo, and miki in hausa, can be simply defined as sore of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) or digestive tract lining, the stomach and the upper part of the small intestine especially. Although the prevalence of peptic ulcer in Nigeria is not exactly known yet, chances are that you know someone or you know someone that knows someone with stomach ulcer, which is the commonest type of peptic ulcer. However, there is still so much misconception around this disease. Let us take a look into some of them.
Having breakfast regularly is a healthy practice, yet skipping breakfast is not the primary cause of ulcer. The stomach normally produces some acidic juices to aid food digestion. The lining of the GIT, however, is protected from the effects of the stomach juices. If these protective mechanisms get compromised, the acids can work on the walls of the digestive tract and ulcerate them. Recent studies have shown that the bacteria, Helicobacter pylori, which is introduced into the stomach and intestine through contaminated food and water, and coming in contact with contaminated fluids like saliva, poses a major threat to the integrity of the GIT walls and hence the primary cause of ulcer.
Many believe that eating a lot of peppery and acidic food can make one have peptic ulcer, but that, as far as research is concerned, is incorrect. The only type of food that can lead to the ulceration of your GIT is contaminated food, as earlier discussed. Peptic ulcer patients are advised to stay off spicy, rocky, and highly acidic food not because that was what caused the ulcer, but because their stomach walls are already injured and eating those foods will worsen the pain.
This is a myth you've probably heard more than once. Yet, studies show that peptic ulcer can be cured if diagnosed early and treated properly. The first step in treating ulcer is identifying the cause and getting rid of it. Giving antibiotics against Helicobacter pylori have been proven to be an effective treatment for peptic ulcer. They can be used alongside proton pump blockers, which reduce the amount of stomach acids being secreted. Moreover, a group of drug known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), or simply put, painkillers, like aspirin and ibuprofen, if used regularly, can compromise the integrity of the GIT walls. Desisting from the use of these drugs can therefore be the first step in treating some ulcers. When these treatments begin early, are strictly adhered to and properly followed up, peptic ulcer can be cured, many of the times.
People who eat regularly have lesser chances of having ulcer because whether your stomach is full or empty, it still produces acidic secretions. These secretions tend to work on the stomach walls when there’s no food in the stomach, hence an acidic environment makes the GIT more prone to ulceration. However, this is only a secondary cause of ulcer, as the digestive tract naturally has means of protecting its lining. The primary cause still needs to be taken away. So, overeating does not cure ulcer. It might make the patient feel better for a while. In extreme cases even, overeating can constipate the ulcer patient. This is why people with peptic ulcers are not advised to overeat, but to eat regularly.
Born on 1st February, 1986, Adetola Abdullateef Adedimeji is a Nigerian actor and filmmaker. He gained popularity with his first major role in Yewande Odukoya's 2013 movie titled Kudi Klepto, and has acted in over 150 Nigerian movies since he began his acting career about fifteen years ago. He is currently a brand ambassador for Airtel Nigeria and Numatville Megacity.
As a Nollywood Actor, Scriptwriter, Producer and Director, Lateef Adedimeji is popularly known as the “Crying Machine” of Bollywood. This is as a result of his exceptional ability to cry effortlessly in any given role.
Popular in Yoruba movies, Lateef Adedimeji is a devoted Muslim from Abeokuta, Ogun State Nigeria. He is happily married to his beautiful wife and co-actor, Adebimpe Olapade Adedimeji. They got married in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria on _____, 2021.
Adedimeji Lateef is a Nollywood success to reckon with. A list of movies in which he featured include:
Lateef Adedimeji is a Nollywood actor, filmmaker, scriptwriter, director and producer, he is known as the “Crying Machine” due to the fact that he plays a crying role better than any other actor, he knows how to cry.
Adetola Abdullateef Adedimeji was born in Lagos on the 1st of February 1986. He was born as the fourth of six children into the family of Mr & Mrs. Kudu ray Adedimeji he is from Abeokuta, Ogun State though he was raised in Lagos state.
His mother Mrs. Kudirat Adedimeji is from Oyo state, she is a trader by profession. He spent most of his kid days till he becomes of age in Lagos State because he was born in the Oshodi/Isolo area of the state and he had his elementary education and also his secondary school in Lagos State.
Growing up, Lateef Adedimeji had his basic education in Lagos State and also his secondary school education, he then proceeded to the tertiary institution to study and obtain his bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication at Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye Ogun State.
Lateef Adedimeji started his acting career in 2007, but came to limelight in 2013 after his performance in “Kudi Klepto”, a movie produced by popular actress, Yewande Adekoya.
Since then he has been featuring and starring in various movies and has appeared in over 100 Nollywood movies. His talent coupled with his sense of humor has been speaking for him ever since he started his acting career.
According to Lateef Adedimeji during an interview, he made it known to us that he developed a love for acting while in secondary school.
Due to his talent and intelligent writing skill he was picked by an NGO to be a counselor for HIV/AIDS campaign, he was meant to create an educative video on human rights and sexual related issues which he did perfectly and this has served as an addition to his CV.
Lateef was inspired by Antar Laniyan a Nigerian movie actor, producer, director and successful veteran in the Nigerian movie industry.
His fame has been attracting big brands and also the best movie producers in Nigeria and this landed him a job from UNICEF to feature on a radio drama titled “Omo Catch Up”. After this, he got a job to be a scriptwriter for the popular Orisun TV on a program titled “Sababi” which was aired for over 2 years.
Lateef Adedimeji has worked alongside top actors and actresses in Nollywood, the likes of Muyiwa Ademola, Funke Akindele, Jide Kosoko, Eniola Badmus, Bisola Badmus, Toyin Abraham, Iya Rainbow, Bolanle Ninalowo and many more.
He also has features in movies like Olokiki Oru: The Midnight Sensation, CulturE and many others, he is no doubt an actor that deserves to be rewarded for the contribution he made in Nollywood.
Awards & Recommendation
For a talented actor like Lateef and his hard works and consistency he sure deserves to be rewarded, below are some of the awards won by Lateef Adedimeji:
Best Actor of the Year – Lagos Under-30
Best Actor in supporting role – Best of Nollywood Awards (BON)
Best Actor of the Year – City People Entertainment Award – 2018
He was also nominated for other awards and gotten endorsement deals from top brands, he got one with Airtel Nigeria where he had commercials alongside Idowu Philips a.k.a Iya Rainbow, he also had an endorsement deal with Numatville Megacity, Africa’s first and largest National Tourism and Cultural Megacity.
Lateef Adedimeji and Adebimpe Oyebade marriage took place on the 18th of December 2021 with a glamorous celebration.
Lateef Adedimeji is active on social media. You can connect with him via his official handles on Facebook Instagram and Twitter.
Born on March 1, 1985, Gabriel Afolayan is a Nigerian actor and singer also known by his stage name G-Fresh. He was raised by his father, Adeyemi Afolayan, and has three siblings: Moji Afolayan, Kunle Afolayan, and Aremu Afolayan (brother). Gabriel Afolayan was a native of Agbamu, which is a local government in Nigeria's Kwara State called Irepodun. His primary and secondary schools' names are still a mystery. The University of Ibadan awarded him his first degree in theater art, and he continued his education by enrolling in a drama school in London to study performing arts.
He began acting in 1990, with the film F Opawon serving as his debut feature. He then became well-known for his performance as Akin in the Super Story Series NNENNA. He is a member of the well-known Afolayan entertainment family, which also includes Aremu, Ade Love, Moji, and Kunle Afolayan. He got the Best Supporting Actor prize for his performance as "Tavier Jambari" in Hoodrush (2012). He is most known as a musician for the songs "Awelewa" and "Kokoro Ife." He identified his preferred musical subgenre as "Love ballad" in an interview with The Punch. Afolayan made his acting debut in Baba Sala's F Opawon.
In an interview with Nigerian Tribune, he stated that his music career started in 1997, while he was part of a group in Ibadan. He also stated that he has always been part of the choir. He has cited 2face, Banky W., Aṣa and Bez as influences.
Gabriel Afolayan got married to Adebanke on April 5th, 2018 in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
A Veteran actor and movie producer, Gabriel Afolayan has featured in the following movies
Gabriel Afolayan's Songs and Music Features
Gabriel Afolayan, being an actor, also sings, and he started his music career in Ibadan in a music group in 1997 and later became a backup singer for Phoenix studio.
Gabriel Afolayan has been nominated for the following:
13. 2020 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards Best Actor in a Drama (Movie or TV Series) Coming From Insanity Nominated
14. 2022 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards Best Actor in A Drama For Maria Ebun Pataki Pending
Madam Afuye has been a part of the political structure in the state for many years now and is an accomplished mobiliser and voice for the masses. I know her to be a woman of immense wisdom and generosity of spirit, and I am confident that she would be a great partner whose reach and connections with the grassroots would contribute to earning the mandate of the people and eventually running an inclusive and progressive government that works for all.’
Born on September 28th 1958, Afuye had her early education at Saint Joseph CAC Primary School Aramoko, Aramoko Ekiti, and Amoye Grammar school, Ikere-Ekiti – primary and secondary schools respectively. She earned her Ordinary National Diploma and Higher National Diploma in Public Administration from Crown Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.
Afuye is an accomplished entrepreneur, public servant, and community leader.
She worked as a Catering Supervisor at the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti (1979-1985) after which she went into private business. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Demolad Catering Services and was until her nomination a member of the Governing Council of the Bamidele Olumilua University of Science and Technology, Ikere Ekiti.
Afuye, a formidable grassroots politician, is a member of the Ekiti APC State Executive Council as the State Women Leader. A Princess of Ikere who straddles two royal households in the Kingdom, Afuye holds the traditional title of Okinlua (Head of all Princesses) of Ikere-Ekiti. She is married with children and grandchildren.