Comedienne Ada Jesus Dies 48 Hours After Celebrating Birthday

by Yinka Akanbi

Popular Nigerian comedienne, Mercy Cynthia Ginikachukwu, fondly referred to as Ada Jesus, is dead.

The controversial Igbo comedienne, who had been battling kidney disease that left her incapacitated before her death, died onnWednesday morning, two days after celebrating her birthday.

Her health reportedly got worse in the early hours of Wednesday and was moved to the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital she was being treated before she gave up the ghost at about 7:15am.

Her death was announced by one Harrison Gwamnishu, who had been taking care of the ailing comedienne. Gwamnishu led a group of Nigerians that took the comedienne to the hospital for medical treatment.

In a post via his Instagram handle, the young man wrote, “Thank you, everyone. Rest in Power Mercy Nmesoma Nnadi @adajesuscomedy”.

Before her death, the comedienne had steered controversies and levelled allegations against several people, including actress Rita Edochie and Anambra-based prophet, Chukwuemeka Odumeje.

She claimed that Odumeje had connived with Edochie to stage fake miracles, adding that she (Ada Jesus) helped Edochie get men for intimate relationships.

Due to these allegations, Edochie and Odumejeje vowed never to forgive the comedienne for her utterances.

However, Edochie, in a U-turn, said that she had forgiven Ada Jesus ‘from her heart of heart’, warning her and others who criticise “men of God” to desist.

Similarly, Odumejeje also reportedly forgave the comedienne and allegedly offered to gift her parents ₦1m for her treatment, but the offer was said to have been turned down.

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