Popular Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, has recounted how she was recently embarrassed in a Catholic Church during parents’ funeral.
Pouring out her heart in a piece titled ‘Dreaming as a single family’ published in the latest edition of the L’osservatore Romano weekly bulletin, Adichie alleged that the church did not treat her family with compassion, as they should.
She wrote, “My family’s experiences during my parents’ funerals served to reaffirm, if not renew, my reservations about the Nigerian church.
“So much could have been handled with compassion for the grieving but was not. So many opportunities to show dignity were left unused.
“Our communication with the local church was more of an exercise in priestly power than anything else; we begged and negotiated for a suitable funeral date, with an exaggerated but insincere deference shown to the priest lest he change his mind and not agree to the funeral.
“At the Thanksgiving Mass — a strange concept, as giving thanks was the last thing I felt like doing a day after the funeral — my siblings and I were seated in the front pews, all wearing purple, my mother’s favorite color, all still in shocked disbelief to have buried her so soon after my father.
“I was immersed in sadness and did not realize right away when the parish priest began to criticise me about a press interview I had given a few months before.”
She went on to express her shock at the priest for criticising her at such a sad time in her life.
She continued, “After the interview, there was both criticism and support of my views, as one would expect, but I had not given that interview any thought in months.
“And so I was shocked by the parish priest standing at the altar and issuing a rejoinder, during my mother’s funeral, in terms so petty and so ill-timed as to trivialise the crushing enormity of her death.”
Kemi Filani News recalls that Chimamanda was left devastated after losing her mum, Grace Ifeoma Adichie, just a few months after losing her dad.
“How Does A Heart Break Twice?,” she captioned her Instagram post, which included two pictures of her and her mum, as well as a heartfelt letter.
Paying tribute to her mum, she described her as a “warm, loving, funny, kind, and quick-witted, beautiful mother. Unconditional supporter and cheerleader of her children, fun and funny, source of delicious sarcasm, style icon, so sharply observant she never missed a thing.”
Social media users have reacted to popular OAP and actress, Nancy Isime's latest acquisition of a Benz car worth millions of Naira.
This comes after a video where Nancy and her friends were jubilating over a new ride, surfaced on the internet.
According to social media users, Nancy deserves the car because she is very hardworking and she has paid her dues.
See some of their comments below;
@omenazukingee wrote "She deserves it …"
@bigtimi wrote "Well deserved. She works very hard. Very proud of you my friend, @nancyisimeofficial. More wins."
@hairess_gallery wrote "She stays booked and busy! Congrats @nancyisimeofficial More to come!x"
Social media users have reacted to how sensational singer, Sound Sultan was buried barely 24 hours after he died.
KFN recalls that on the 11th of July, Sound Sultan took his last breath after battling Angioimmunoblastic T- Cell Lymphoma for months. The 44-year-old was, however, buried the same day according to Islamic rites in America where he died.
For those that do not know, a person must be buried as soon as possible after death, usually no more than 24 hours after.
In the videos that surfaced on social media, Sound Sultan's wife was seen weeping bitterly as her late husband was buried.
Reacting to this;
@ohnee11 wrote "Damn! They lay a person to rest that fast?? Goodbye...
Media personality and actress Omotunde Adebowale David, better known as Lolo, has taken to social media to reveal what she hates most about grieving for someone whose life has been taken.
According to the actress, she recently lost an important person who is her mother and admitted it has been hard moving on.
Sharing photos on her Instagram page, she mentioned everyone eventually moves on after mourning a death.
Speaking further, she lost one out of five important people who survived death and with that, she is grateful to God for sparing their lives.
Lolo said love should always lead as there is no permanent home on earth.
As someone who is recently bereaved...