Singer, Zara Gretti, battles multiple sclerosis
Remember Zara Gretti? The fast-rising singer who took the nation’s music scene by storm two years ago with the release of her single, “Akobo Ku.” She has been off the radar for a while due to complications from multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord.
MS is said to affect women more than men.The singer recently revealed her condition via a series of posts, including a recent picture of herself, on her Twitter page. The once-chubby singer who was born and raised in the United States is now a shadow of her old self. In her tweets, Zara disclosed that she is currently experiencing poor vision in both eyes and is suffering from memory loss and tremors. She added that she is receiving treatment in the US.
The artiste whose real names are Margaret Mary Oluwatoyin Ejiro Joseph first got on the Nigerian music scene with her successful single “Aboko Ku” in early 2011. Later that same year, in October, she released the catchy “Teno”. Her sense of style in her videos and public outings is similar to that of the late flamboyant singer, Goldie.
Zara was not signed on to any record label but was once managed by 9ice’s estranged wife, Toni Payne. She launched a web docu-reality series “The Zara Gretti Chronicles” back in 2011, just before she dropped off the radar.
According to the US National Library of Science, multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects women more than men. It is most commonly diagnosed between ages 20 and 40, but can be seen at any age.
MS is caused by damage to the myelin sheath, the protective covering that surrounds nerve cells.