Veteran Nigerian disc jockey, Oluwaforijimi Adewale Amu, popularly known as Jimmy Jatt has opened up on how he had a successful kidney transplant.
The popular DJ made this known via his Instagram page last Friday while showcasing a video of his journey through the surgery.
According to the doctor who narrated the procedure in the video, Jimmy Jatt was diagnosed with chronic kidney failure and needed a transplant.
He was, however, convinced to carry out the surgery in Nigeria after he initially opted for an operation in the United States of America.
The Ogun State-born music impressario revealed that he was happy that the surgery was a success and was grateful for a chance at life for a second time.
“For me I’m excited. I’m happy I have a second chance at life. That is the most important thing to me. What will happen after, I think God will guide us,” he said.
The veteran said he was ready to go on any social media platform to spread the news about kidney diseases and available treatments.
“I want to be the face of the survival of kidney disease. I have been through it,” he said.
Recall that TCN reported that music veteran, Eedris Abdulkareem, also underwent a successful kidney transplant in Nigeria, with his wife as donor a few weeks ago.
Jimmy Jatt’s uplifting disclosure about his health condition came days after he was celebrated by friends in Atlanta, USA earlier this month.
On Friday September 2, Jimmy Jatt was the visiting DJ at the popular Living Room lounge & club in Atlanta, Georgia where he dazzled the crowd for more than an hour with an impressive performance.
The following day, Saturday, he was hosted to a lavish dinner at the home of Atlanta-based entrepreneur and former manager of King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall, Percy Ademokun.
The dinner was attended by US-based and visiting friends of both Jimmy Jatt snd Ademokun.
The guests included former Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Culture, Steve Ayorinde; Hollywood based, Haitian-birn actor, Jimmy Jean-Lewis; Nollywood’s Kunle Afolayan and Deyemi Okanlawon; director of Afrobeats: The Back Story documentary on Netflix, Ayo Shonaiya; music stars Seyi Sodimu and Olu Maintain; Transportation strategy expert, Lanre Akintilo and Indianapolis-based banker and investment expert, Mike Akpe, among others.
Jimmy Jatt was also one of the guests at the Headies Awards, which held in Atlanta on Sunday September 4.