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Bovi eulogises grandmother at 81

Comedian- cum -actor Bovi has celebrated his grandmother, who clocked on 81 on Tuesday.

In an Instagram post, the stand-up comedian recounts his grandmother’s life experiences, including tragic incidents in her life as he commemorated her.

Describing her as his hero, Bovi noted she is the strongest woman he knows for despite having experienced several child losses, she is still able to give meaning to his life with her smiles and jokes.

Sharing photos of the grandmother, the comic act 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-grandchildren.

“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.

“Footnote: I missed her 80th birthday last year because I had COVID.

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She’s still strong and charming!”(The Nation)

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