It’s been six years since legendary musician, Sunny Okosun passed on, but his wife still misses him dearly! Read her touching story as told to SUN newspaper below:
How has it been without Sonny?
It has not been easy because I lost a very good friend of mine,
husband, father and brother. He was everything to me and indeed, he
represented so many things in my life. Whenever I think back, it has
never been easy at all.
Can you take us back to how you both met?
We meet 34 years ago on my way to pick my nephew from school. I was
standing at the bus stop when he pulled over right in my front and
offered me a lift, insisting that I must enter. The end of it was that
after much persuasion, I joined him in the car and we had a chat on our
What were the charming words he said to you that made you give him a second thought?
He was somebody who would not take no for an answer. At the
beginning, I was not interested but he insisted and continued to mount
pressure on me. On a second thought, I looked at him as a man who is so
caring, one who knew what he wanted and was pressing very hard to get
what he wanted too. At that point I considered him.
Was he a well-pronounced star when you meet him?
Ok, you knew him as the popular Sunny Okosuns?
I am thinking that as a celebrity that he was, you shouldn’t have
put him through all the stress. Why did you not just accept his good
Well, I did not know why, but I know that at the beginning, it was
not love at first sight, so I took my time to consider his offer. Then
gradually I started falling in love, because he would not let go despite
What was the greatest gift he ever gave you; I mean that very one you cherish the most?
Christ and salvation.
What are your challenges right now?
Well, aside he not been here, a lot of his friends have deserted us.
We were expecting them to be around us and try to console and encourage
Aside that, is there any other thing?
Nothing else. We have found solace in God now and we thank God that the church is still on.
Let us talk about his church because I am wondering, how come his church is growing bigger even when he is not here anymore?
Yes, after his death, the mantle of leadership was handed down to me.
When people come for counselling on similar issues just as the one you may be facing, do you use yourself as reference for them?
Yes, I do that most times, but then, I use wisdom in doing that,
while using the Bible as a reference. You know that there are great men
and women of God in the bible who are good examples to emulate, so I use
them to encourage those who come for counselling and I do encourage
them to hold forth. I do tell them that in case of any bad along their
ways, they must not give up, give in or throw in the towel.
How do you feel when you hear his song paying on the street?
I feel very happy that his memory lives on.
Immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Kayode John Fayemi has
explained why he built the multi-mullion naira controversial Government
House in the state.
The governor has been under attack lately for lavishing the state funds on the government lodge.
His predecessor, Ayo Fayose had claimed that the governor bought two beds for N50 million naira.
However, embattled Fayemi in a publication that showcased his achievements in Ekiti, explained why he embarked on the project.
declared that ‘’The administration of Governor Kayode Fayemi in Ekiti
State places much premium on infrastructure which it believes is a
catalyst for modernizing the state.
is the second policy thrust of the 8-point agenda of the Fayemi
administration otherwise known as the ‘Roadmap to Ekiti Recovery'”.
publication reads thus: ‘’Desirous of being remembered for good...
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leaves her family,
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gets pregnant for you,
pregnancy changes her body,
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even the kids she delivers bear your name.
Till the day she dies...
everything she does, (cooking, cleaning your house, taking care of your
bringing up your children, earning, advising you, ensuring you can be
relaxed, maintaining all family relations, everything that benefit
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