Waka legend recounts how her mother died

The mother of the Nigerian music legend passed away in the arms of her daughter. Speaking to City People, Queen Salawa Abeni narrated how her mother died in her arms.

 

Waka legend Queen Salawa Abeni lost her mother on Saturday, July 19, 2015. Madam Memunotu Ashabi Alidu Ojomo passed away at the age of 89.

The mother of the Nigerian music legend passed away in the arms of her daughter. Speaking to City People, Queen Salawa Abeni narrated how her mother died in her arms.

"I was there with her. She died in my arms, in her room in her house at Itoikin. We were all with her, my other 2 sisters were in the house with me for a few days before she died, she was just lying down, eyes closed and was breathing. We all kept hoping she would come around again and we kept hoping" she said.

"At a point my sisters left to go and talk outside the room, but I stayed back to play with her, to see if she will come around. I will call her name, sing for her, just hoping. She will do as if she's responding she will then sleep back again. At some point, she responded again, breathe deep and went silent. And she passed on. She gave up right in front of me" narrated Queen Salawa Abeni.

Madam Memunotu Ashabi Alidu Ojomo was buried the following day. In the interview Queen Salawa Abeni said she was close to her mum, and was the one who resembled her the most.

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