Kola Oyewo: I became sexually inactive after prostate surgery… see tips to handle it

 Kola Oyewo: I became sexually inactive after prostate surgery… see tips to handle it

Veteran Nollywood actor Kola Oyewo has opened up about his struggles with prostate enlargement and its profound impact on his life, including his sexual activity. 

At 77, Oyewo recounted his journey to recovery during a visit by fellow actor Kunle Afod and seasoned performer Peter Fatomilola to his home, capturing the attention of many through a trending video circulating online.

Speaking in Yoruba, Oyewo shared his harrowing experience, detailing how he first noticed symptoms in July 2019 when he began experiencing difficulty urinating. Subsequent medical examination revealed prostate enlargement, prompting a series of surgeries to address the condition and ensure his survival.

Reflecting on the ordeal, Oyewo disclosed the sacrifices he had to make for his health, revealing that during one of the surgeries, he had to forfeit his ability to engage in sexual intercourse. With a somber tone, he expressed gratitude for his improved health while acknowledging the trade-off he made for his well-being.

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“I had an enlarged prostate, but I feel better now,” Oyewo shared with his visitors. “In 2019, I first noticed that I would easily pee on myself or find it difficult to urinate. I went to the hospital, and I was told that my prostate is getting larger, and I will undergo surgery. 

They made an incision on my stomach and inserted what will help me pass out urine to prevent me from dying immediately. Also, I was advised to undergo another surgery that will stop my sexual performance. I told them to go ahead because I no longer need it as my children are grownups with their own kids.”

Crispng.com shed light on Oyewo’s illustrious career, tracing his acting journey back to 1964 when he joined the Oyin Adejobi theatre group. 

His debut role as Adejare in ‘Orogun Adedigba’ marked the beginning of a remarkable career that has left an indelible mark on the Nigerian entertainment industry.

Beyond his contributions to the silver screen, Oyewo’s passion for the arts extends to academia, as he currently serves.

How to get rid of prostate cancer: 

Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the prostate gland, which is a small walnut-shaped gland in males that produces seminal fluid. It is one of the most common types of cancer in men, typically affecting older men.

Signs and symptoms

Urinary Issues: Difficulty urinating, weak urine flow, frequent urination (especially at night), or blood in the urine.

Erectile Dysfunction: Difficulty in achieving or maintaining an erection.

Pelvic Pain: Discomfort in the pelvic area, lower back, hips, or thighs.

Bone Pain: Advanced prostate cancer can spread to bones, causing pain and fractures.

Other symptoms: Fatigue, unintended weight loss, and swelling in legs or pelvic area.


Active surveillance: Monitoring the cancer’s progression without immediate treatment, suitable for low-risk cases.

Surgery: Surgical removal of the prostate gland (prostatectomy), often used for localized cancer.

Radiation therapy: Using high-energy rays to kill cancer cells, either externally or internally (brachytherapy).

Hormone therapy: Blocking hormones that fuel cancer growth, often used in advanced cases.

Chemotherapy: Medications to kill cancer cells, typically used for advanced or recurrent prostate cancer.

Immunotherapy: Stimulating the body’s immune system to fight cancer cells.

Targeted therapy: Drugs that target specific molecules involved in cancer growth.

Treatment decisions depend on factors such as the stage of cancer, age, overall health, and personal preferences. It’s crucial for individuals to discuss options thoroughly with their healthcare team to determine the best course of action. 

Regular screenings and early detection can significantly improve treatment outcomes for prostate cancer.

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