Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Jim Iyke Writes Tribute For His Mother Who Passed Away Last Month

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Jim Iyke shared a tribute to his mother in a press statement announcing her death. According to the release, “Mrs Ngozi Gladys Okelue Esomugha, was born on May 3, 1947, and succumbed to a long battle with illness on Monday, March 24, 2014. Jim Iyke’s tribute follows;

“My mum was a force of nature. She was my big sister, my first wife, my confidant, my rock, my critique, my greatest fan and regal leader.

She was a radiant, gorgeous woman with a smile bigger than the sun and always ready to embrace anyone for all the good and even wrong reasons. My Sun is gone. The dull numbing ache in my heart will never be pacified by any woman alive. Not my lover, sisters nor even a daughter I may one day bear. The relationship of a mother and an only son is uniquely eternal and spiritual, transcending human comprehension. Mine with Gladys is even far strangely beyond that.

They say it’s a blessing if a son buries his mother and not the other way around. I’m not sure they’re entirely right. They also said one never recovers from the loss of their mother. I hope they are right! May I never recover from the memories of your celestial love, sacrifices, warmth, your contagious laughter and merciless wit. Your enthusiasm for life and service of others was infectious. I’ll miss you each and every waking moment of my life. I know you’re in a better place now.

I’ll carry on everything you stood for ‘till my last days. You came and saw and conquered. Adieu Gladys. From your boy, Jim. I love you till the last breathe I take.”

May her soul rest in peace.


  1. I am really sorry for the passing of your mother. May she rest in peace and bless her for the contribution she has made in your life. I know her memories will be buried deep in your heart for years to come. Bearing this in mind move on and focus on Gods calling for your life. Remain blessed and you are my favourite.


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