Bimbo Aiyelabola, a Lagos make-up artist, drives an expensive car while owing Britain’s NHS N35 million-plus – mailonline

March 21, 2016

Health, Nigeria


Ms. Bimbo Aiyelabola’s quintuplets were born in 2011 in the United Kingdom but today, her name stars on an ignominious list: health tourists who bilked the UK health system millions of pounds annually and fled without paying the costs of their medical treatments

The Mail reports Aiyelabola is a make-up artist who drives an expensive car. Make-up artists in Nigeria today are in high demand, including in small towns where they charge exorbitant fees; in Lagos and Abuja, theirs is a sellers’ market.

It would be responsible if Aiyelabola would not only take her name off the list of infamy by paying her bill but would earn respectability to her country and fellow citizens.


MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016. 4:35 p.m. [GMT]

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4 Comments on “Bimbo Aiyelabola, a Lagos make-up artist, drives an expensive car while owing Britain’s NHS N35 million-plus – mailonline”

  1. folakemiodoaje Says:

    This is an ongoing story. Last year children’s photo alongside Ms Aiyelabola was posted online and of course with their expensive car and the mention of their expensive school’s name. What I found repulsive with our people is the fact that they think NHS should just forget about the fee and not bthinking of how this inaction affects everyone else.

    NHS has a better system in place now; anyone who escapes without paying their bills or used false document gets sent back from the airport on their next visit, and of course humiliation of whoever share names with a fraud is endless.



    • emotan77 Says:

      Dear Folakemi,

      Thanks for this.

      It’s such a terrible thing that this can happen as a result of a woman who was helped at a very critical period of her life but decided she would not pay a system that makes it possible for her to have her children.

      I believe those with access or ownership of blogs, news sites, regular newspapers and other communication outlets should keep on publicizing Bimbola Aiyelabola’s disgraceful and FRAUDULENT behavior.

      It would be really great if she’s sent back on her next visit even though right now, she could tell herself she would not need the UK, ever again! After all, there are other shopping destinations – really, always the single most-important reason while most Nigerians visit the UK.

      Sincere regards,

      Liked by 1 person


  2. emotan77 Says:


    Great pity, Ms Aiyelabola will not be urged or nudged by her family or government to pay up and not live up to Nigeria’s already sagging reputation, or ruin the NHS for other Nigerians and non-Brits in general whose needa are regularly saved by the generous UK health tourism favours.

    SHAME? It is out of stock here in Nigeria!.



    • emotan77 Says:

      Dear Tao,

      It would be a great shame if Aiyelabola would not pay up. I think the press in Nigeria should join in to name and shame this sponger; I’ll try my best to get words round.

      Thanks, as always.



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