Sapele - The body of the late Pop-Gospel artist, Kefee (Irikefe Don-Momoh, nee Obareki) was laid to rest on Friday in her hometown, Okpara Inland, Ethiope-East Local Government Area, Sapele, Delta.
The body arrived Akpevwoghene Educational Centre, Okpara Inland, around noon, and was laid in state in the middle of the school’s football field as friends and family paid their last respects.
A number of entertainers who were mostly from Lagos were present at the funeral service.
They included: Sammie Okposo, DJ Gosporella, I Go Dye, Linda Etukudo, Nene SoulDiva, Anny Ibrahim, Princess, Aity Dennis, Daddy Showkey, Tosin Martins and Nikki Laoye.
In a condolence message to the family, the Delta State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Richard Mofe-Damijo, expressed his sadness at the death of "an illustrious daughter of Delta".
"Kefee was a young woman with immense capabilities and a bright future, who not only impacted this generation with her body of music, but will remain an inspiration to generations yet unborn. Her deft use of the Urhobo language in her lyrics, set her apart as one of the biggest ambassadors of Urhobo nation in particular and Delta State in general.’’ he said.
He prayed for God to grant her sweet soul eternal repose, and her family the fortitude to bear the irreplarable loss.
After the service, the body was then transported to the burial site for interment.
The parents, out of custom were forbidden to either witness the funeral service or see the dead body of their child.
Afterwards, in the evening, a celebratory event was held, where the gospel artists in attendance and a number of local upcoming artists performed till late into the night.
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