June 24, 2014 – Ted Esosa, husband of the late gospel musician, Kefee has agreed to bury his wife in Okpara Inland, Delta State in line with the request of the Obareki family.
Esosa who spoke through Kefee’s publicist, Chilee Agunann said a service of songs will be held in Sapele before she will be buried but details of the burial will be released to the media once he is through with the paper work.
He said it is not true that he is stranded in the US but that he is preparing relevant documents that would enable authorities in the US to release the body to him and that he will however fly ahead of the corpse into Nigeria to enable him receive her body for burial. He is calling on Nigerians to respect the privacy of his family at this moment.
However, friends of the late musicians who gathered in Lagos have set up ‘Kefee Memorial Committee’ to plan the various events which would hold in Lagos and Sapele.
Gospel Musician, Sammie Okposio who was at the gathering noted that the death of Kefee has affected the Nigerian entertainment industry and the world over and not just the Gospel music community in Nigeria.
“Kefee was a major contributor to the development of entertainment in Nigeria and the industry will be there for her even in death. We are going to bury her as a queen and it would be nice for us to work together to make her burial a grand affair. It would also be nice to use this opportunity to get our acts together as Gospel artists and entertainers in general because that is what Kefee would love,’’ he said.
Also speaking, Tosin Martins, suggested that activities in honour of Kefee should extend beyond the immediate burial plans to include a more robust an annual memorial symposium and other events which promote the interests and passion of Kefee for posterity.