The remains of the late popular gospel singer, Kefee, were finally laid to rest in her home town, Okpara Inland of Ethiope East Local Government, Delta State on Friday, as so many people could not control their emotions.
Most of the mourners, dressed in black tee-shirts with Kefee’s picture printed on them, carried placards and posters of the late singer as they trooped to the burial site.
Before the interment, a homecoming service was held in her honour at Akpevweoghene Educational Centre, Okpara Inland of Ethiope East Local Government, Delta State where family, colleagues, friends and fans gathered to pay their last respect to the late singer.
Her remains, in a white casket, were first taken to one of the classrooms in the school where some pastors prayed for the repose of her soul. Thereafter, the casket was brought to an open field for the lying in state ceremony before she was buried.
Saturday PUNCH gathered that her widower, Teddy Don-Momoh, dressed in white attire, couldn’t say much all through the ceremony as tears kept rolling down his eyes. Our correspondent learnt that her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Obareki, stayed away from the burial as their custom demanded that parents should not see the corpse of their children.
Some Nigerian entertainers who travelled to Delta State for the burial ceremony include Tony Okoroji, Daddy Showkey, Azzezat, Aity, I go dye, Princess and Nikky Laoye.
Born Irikefe Obareki, Kefee passed on in the United States of America last June after being in a coma in an undisclosed hospital for few weeks.
Kefee would be remembered for her popular song, Branama and Kokoroko, which earned her so many awards.
Previously married to a music director, Alec Godwin, Kefee got married again to a Lagos-based on-air-personality with Star FM, Teddy Don-Momoh, in 2012.