Veteran singer, Salawa Abeni has taken to Instagram to express her grieve, as she writes a tribute to her son who died in a car accident 20 years ago.
The Waka singer said the death of her son caused a lot of pain, so much pain that it affected her music career negatively. In her post, she shared prayer for parents saying may they never witness the death of a child, and those who already did may God restore their pain with joy that would supersede the pain.
Hmmm!! Today the 2nd of October makes it 20yrs that you left me. My first son Idris Olanrewaju Adefolajuwon Akanji Adepoju. It still feels like yesterday but it’s 20 years already. Your death caused alot of pains in my life. Lanre, your death changed my life completely, it also affected my career negatively to the extend that people ask me if I am still singing. But all the same I thank almighty Allah for strength and the grace to continue living.
And everyone that stood by me since that time till now. And I use this opportunity to pray for all the parents out there “ENI RI IKU OMO NI AGBARA OLOHUN O” and to the ones that have experienced it, “IDUNNU TON BORI IBANUJE NI OLOHUN ASE FUN GBOGBO WA” Aameen. You would’ve been 37 years old this year.
I miss you, your siblings miss you, and we all love you very much but Allah loves you most. Till we meet again. Continue to rest in the Lord’s blossom. Alhaja Salawa Abeni, MOTHER.
See her post below;
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