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Kwara Artistes honour Mama Africa with candlelight procession, holds artistes’ Night today

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From Jimoh Taofiq Adeniyi, Ilorin

Artistes in Kwara state turned out in their hundreds on Wednesday for a candle light procession in honour of the late Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Theatre, Lagos, Dr. (Mrs.) Stella Morundia Morounmubo Oyedepo.

A former Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Kwara state Council for Arts and Culture, Oyedepo died in an auto crash on Easter Monday while returning to Lagos from an official trip.

The procession which was led by the Executive Director of the Kwara state Council for Art and Culture, Mr. Bisi Oyewole and other management staff of the Art Council took off from the Fate/Basin roundabout to her residence at Basin where they were received by her husband, children, family members and friends of the family.

In his remark, Oyewole said Nigeria has lost a rare gem and a great Art and Culture icon, a model and epitome of knowledge.

While consoling the family of the deceased, the Director urged them to take the death of their loved one as a blessing in disguised stressing that, “if this does not happened, another worse thing might have happened. Though we are not happy with what has happened to our friend, mother, sister and colleague, but we give glory to God because he is the only one that deserves our praises and thanks “.

Oyewole who also prayed for the repose of the deceased prayed God to continue to support the family and give them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Responding on behalf of the family, the husband of the deceased, Dr. Ezekiel Oyedepo thanked artistes in the state especially members of the Council of Arts and Culture for the honour done his wife. He agreed that as a Christian, “this calls for a sober reflection and ultimately a thanksgiving to God for it could have been worst.”

“We don’t have an alternative to God for he sees the larger picture; it is like the case of a son and a father no matter how many times a father beats the son, the son will still run back to the father. Death is the defining factor in everyone’s life. Once it strikes everything is put on hold,” he said.

Ezekiel said the family has received so many messages and prayers from both management and staff of the Kwara State Art and Culture since the incident happened.

He said the family would forever be grateful to the Council and other well wishers for their support.

The Artistes’ Night will hold this evening at the Kwara State Council for Arts And Culture, Gerialimi area, Ilorin, Kwara state.

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