Eniola Badmus is in mourning.
Today, the Nollywood actress took to her Instagram to share a collage of her photos with her octogenarian dad with a caption announcing his death.
“RIP dad,” the actress, and this opened a floodgate of condolences from fans on her social media.
The actress has always had a close relationship with her father. In her September interview with Razzle Dazzle, Badmus revealed she is the 13th child of her father who has 21 living children.
“My growing up was beautiful. I was born into the family of Badmus Ogunsina,” the comic actress said, adding, “I was properly trained and well cultured like any other girl. We were taught to love ourselves and never discriminate against anyone. I come from a large family of 21 children and I am the 13th.
She continued, “We all eat together as one family; some of us go on vacation together during summer and we all wine and dine together.”
Last October, when he turned 85, she celebrated him with the most heartwarming photos and words.
“I am what I am today only because of the presence of a special someone in my life. On your Birthday today, I fail to find enough words to express my gratitude and wishes for you. Let’s raise a toast and celebrate your life as a kind, humble and generous father that you’ve been. Wishing you a very Happy 85th Birthday dad!” she said.
He has passed on, and like fans did when Olamide’s father and Bovi’s mother passed on, they are showering Eniola Badmus and her family with comforting words at such a sad time.