Actor, Gideon Okeke celebrates mum whose birthday is today
Actor, Gideon Okeke has been reminiscing on how his mother, whòse birthday is today, stood in the gap to ensure he gets education, when his father’s bakery business exprienced hitches, when he finished primary school.
In a story he told on his Instagram page on Saturday, his mum braced what we now call Domestic Violence, at a time it was claimed to be the rights of patriarchy and stayed for her only child.
He also recounted how she sold all she had to sponsor her son’s education.
This is the full text of his text:
“TRUE STORY :
“After primary school (at TADE Nurs/Pry APAPA), there came a huge government clamp down on Bromate Flour. Bakers were BANNED from touching it. What did you think gave “Agege Bread” the weight? BROMATE. This meant that over 500 bags of My father’s Baking Flour were put to ruins. They all had BROMATE!
“That was when My father’s Bakery business rolled to a grinding stop. Not a dough was milled. My father reduced to a 3rd of his original size. Diabetes showed up like rain.
“You braced what we now call Domestic Violence, at a time it was claimed to be the rights of Patriarchy. You stayed for the Child.
At this point, Secondary School Education was NOT SURE for your ONLY child.
“That was when you got suited and booted up! You showed up like a super hero Mummy. WHAT???
MY PIKIN NOR GO GO SCHOOL??? JU-LY (U LIE)
“From Bread to Puff-Puff , to Chin-chin to beer parlour to scaling ALL ur Abada and trinkets (1 by 1) to Mama Nonso…..omo the story loooong.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY HERO.
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU.
To be a Man is not a day’s job.
To Be a WOMAN, is to give LIFE.” He wrote.