Davido, Nigerian singer, has finally reacted to the demise of Obama DMW, a music executive and his close associate.
Obama DMW, whose real name is Habeeb Uthman, died of heart failure on June 29 at a hospital in Lekki, Lagos state.
He was buried the next day in Epe, according to Islamic rites.
In a touching note via his social media page on Wednesday, Davido said the development has left him hurt and broken, adding that he cannot explain the pain.
The ‘FEM’ singer said the deceased was a protector and his backbone.
“This is by far the hardest thing I’ve had to write. I am hurt, broken, sad, and lost. For the first time in my life, I am extremely confused. The pain is one I cannot explain,” he wrote on Instagram.
“44 was more than an elder brother to me, he was a protector. He was someone that literally just always made me smile. He would do absolutely anything to make me smile, no matter the issue or problems I had…
“I would never believe in a millions years I will be writing a tribute like this to someone so dear to me this soon. All my life it’s been ‘David you’re strong, David you’re strong’. 44 I won’t lie to you, this time around, this one weak me!!
“This has been such a haunting week for all of us. All of us, me, his family, his son, his daughter, his brothers, his friends, a whole brotherhood; God give us all the strength. This isn’t even about me, it’s about all of us, and all the amazing plans and vision you had. 44 I swear, I will not let a single one of your visions die.
“It is hard getting by without you, my backbone is truly gone but I won’t stop making you proud. I promise to continue to take this thing we started together, to the ends of the earth. I promise to continue dominating the world.”
He also pledged to support Abdul Uthman, the deceased’s son, while urging him to be strong for the family.
“And to Malik, even though you are taller than me, you are basically my son. Doing so well in school, passing with flying colours,” he added.
“I have to be strong for you, and you have to be strong for the family, your mom and your grand mom. Everything 44 wanted to do for you, we will finish it together.”
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