Nigerian comedian Bovi Ugboma has shared her grandmother’s life experiences, including tragic incidents in her life, as she celebrates her 81st birthday today, 27th July.
In the post shared on his Instagram page, the comedian said his grandmother had nine children but tragically lost three of them who were cut short in their prime.
According to Bovi, his grandmother had a heart attack and ultimately withdrew from public space. She also prayed to God to take her life, but it never happened.
Bovi added that his grandmother still lightens up their world with her jokes and smiles and brags about her speaking for Nigerian languages.
He wrote: This is Joanna. She’s 81 years old today. She had 9 children; one daughter, who was her first seed, and eight sons to follow! She tragically lost three of her children; cut short in their prime. The first happened on July 4, 2006. It was the assassin’s gun. In Jos! He was a lawyer.
Then She lost her last-born child on august 23rd, 2008 in an accident. He was a lawyer too. Then she lost her firstborn child and only daughter on January 25th, 2016. She had a heart attack. Her daughter was my mother, Dr. Meg Ugboma!
Joanna withdrew completely from public life. She prayed to God to take her. But God refused. He refused because she still has 6 powerful sons, several grandchildren and a good number of great grand children.
With her smile and jokes, she still lights up our world! She speaks and understands four Nigerian languages.
Her name is Joanna. She is my grandmother. My hero! I’m her first grandchild. And she’s the strongest woman I know.