Nollywood popular actress Destiny Etiko who lost her father a week ago has finally buried him on Friday 22nd May 2020 at her family compound in Udi, Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. The beautiful actress posted a video on her Instagram page to announce the arrival of her late father’s corpse to be buried. Most residents trooped in to mourn with the family as the coffin was brought to the compound of the family house.
Destiny Etiko while reading her tribute to her late dad, described him as a caring father who has been her greatest fan right from day one. She also recounted on how her father encouraged her when she wanted to enter into the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood. In tears, she expressed her pain of losing her father because he was a supportive and loving father.
The video below showed pallbearers dressed in white and carrying the coffin of her father.
Destiny Etiko broke the news of her father’s death last week with a post expressing how saddened she is.
She shared: “Am so pained, am so broken, am devastated; it’s as if my life is shattered, The world is wicked O.
“I still can’t believe that the man who gave me life is gone. Daddy you have always loved and supported me when I told you what I wanted to take up as a carrier…You prayed for me and told me that I will always succeed and stand out in all I do …now am making you proud and all the evil ones could do is to take you from us.
“My heart is broken into pieces and I am not sure it can be mended for you left with a part of my soul daddy…..my closeness with you still making me not believe that you are gone dad OBI AGBAWA M OOOO, my headmaster, my oyibo pepper, my intelligent man, the finest man in ETIKO’s FAMILY,” she cried.
She added: “It shall never be well with the wicked ones IJN Amen. This year just hit me like a personal virus and it’s so difficult for me to let go daddy.
“You know I love you more than any other thing in this world. I pray I get through this daddy but till then, may you keep resting in the bosom of the lord IJN Amen. you are my father now, Please always be strong for me, I love you my blood. THIS WORLD IS WICKED.”
Destiny Etiko rose to prominence in 2012 after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Idemili” an epic tragic and horror movie which was directed by Ernest Obi and features Nollywood stars like Pete Edochie, Patience Ozokwor, Uche Odoputa, Cynthia Okereke, Ernest Obi, Yul Edochie and Eve Esin.
Her role in the movie brought her to limelight and made her a public figure. The movie also won her an award for Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. Since then till date she has been a hot cake in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood. May the gentle soul of her father rest in peace.
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