Jahmby Koikai finally gets the attention of International Company
Some great news from Jahmby Koikai
On Wednesday, however, Koikai better known as Faya Mama got a huge breakthrough after years of suffering.
Jamby, who is in Atlanta receiving treatment for endometriosis, has been in and out of the hospital for many months now.
Most of her days have been spent in a hospital bed but she has never once shied away from telling her story on her Instagram profile even on the toughest of days.
Her suffering birthed a desire to create awareness about endometriosis, which in the African culture is considered a taboo since girls are not allowed to talk about their monthly period.
Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus.
But the culture was not going stop this reggae enthusiast from starting an Instagram campaign calling on international big shots to support her in the cause.
In a post published on Tuesday, Jahmby urged her followers to tag, former US first Lady Mitchell Obama, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, popular show host Ellen Degeneres, actress Lupita Nyong’o, international media houses CNN and BBC.
"My country people please help me tag them so we can get their attention.when we do we will have made a milestone to have this conversation. I know it seems crazy but it never hurt to try\uD83D\uDE0A Please help me tag ," she posted.
And her follower did this faithfully with the post attracting over 1800 comments and 8714 likes.
This viral post also caught the attention of UK based media company BBC which conducted an interview with the DJ.
Jahmby was ecstatic about this first step that is now seeing her desire come to life.
"Great news so BBC WORLD SERVICE interviewed me on my journey with endometriosis. I'm doing this to raise as much awareness as possible," she posted.
The former radio presenter has undergone 12 surgeries in a period of one year.
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