“I was not done making him proud” -Adekunle Gold pens emotional piece for late dad

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“I was not done making him proud” -Adekunle Gold pens emotional piece for late dad

Adekunle Gold is still mourning the death of his dad

Nigerian music act, Adekunle Gold has finally broken his silence following the death of his father, Prince Hakeem Adeyemi Kosoko who recently died after an unnamed illness. 

Adekunle Gold buries dad in Lagos

The senior Kosoko who died in the US on May 27 was buried according to Islamic injunctions on Thursday May 30, at the private vault of Ikoyi Cemetery.

A throw back picture of the late Alhaji Kosoko and his family. Adekunle Gold is the one standing

Since the demise of his father, Adekunle Gold hasn’t made any public statement nor even share a post on any of his social media accounts. 

Adekunle Gold’s father is dead

The singer however broke the hiatus last night when he penned his tribute to his dad.

A prince of Lagos, Alhaji Kosoko died in the US to an unnamed illness

Lamenting his loss, Adekunle revealed that he is saddened because he wasn’t done making his late dad proud. He described the late Prince Kosoko who was promoted to the rank of Tutor General/Permanent Secretary in January as “a great man.” 

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Read his tribute below…

I feel a great sense of loss to officially announce that after we fought so hard, my father passed on the 27th of May, 2019.

My father was a GREAT man. He has always been the man I’ve looked up to. Growing up, I watched him work so hard for so little. He was very honest and has never been interested in shortcuts. 

Hard work and integrity meant everything to him. My father. I will always remember, what he said in this statement: “I’ve been in service far too long to let quick money ruin my reputation”. This was my Father.

He is forever to be remembered as a teacher.  My teacher.

We all know that teachers weren’t big earners but my dad would ensure we always had everything we ever needed.

My Dad was so loving towards me. My father often wanted me to toughen up, it’s funny because he was the opposite tender and sentimental about me and my sisters.  

Sadly, I was not done making him proud, there are dreams I had with him in the picture, I don’t know guys, I really wasn’t done. 

I find little solace in something I read today. “God knows how to write straight on crooked lines” This area is very crooked for me, these are depths of grief that I have never dived. But God…God will figure it out. 

I thank you all for your prayers, your support, your kind words. None of them have gone unnoticed. I pray the love you’ve shown me will be accorded you in your time of need. 

To my Dad, the greatest man I will ever know in this life and the next, sun re o!

Adieu papa. May your soul rest in perfect peace.

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