23 December 2020 was one of the saddest days in my life. The news of your passing was extremely heartbreaking for me.
I remember the first time we met, one early Saturday morning 23yrs ago. I had just arrived in Lagos the night before. Just as the cock was crowing, you arrived at the house in Dolphin, larger than life, delighted and joyful spirit. One of the first sentences you said to me was "e ga alu nwam Pele" (you will marry my son Pele). We both laughed, I had no clue who Pele was, the rest they say, is history. God had given me a mother.
Big grandma (as we fondly call you), you were always -energetic, graceful, elegant and youthful. You would move mountains to see your grandchildren. For that, I am grateful. You were a force to reckon with. A true matriarch with a heart of gold.
I remember the last time I saw you, in November 2020. There was never a dull moment with you. You were a living historian and each time I spent with you, you will literally download the history of that particular area.
Thank you for being part of my life journey. Thank you for your love, guidance and all you taught me. Thank you for giving me a gracious man with whom to share my life and siblings to guide and protect me. Big grandma, Your legacy continues, thank you.