Oladipo Omotayo, father-in-law to Peter Okoye, a Nigerian singer better known as Mr P, has passed away.
The 39-year-old singer took to his Instagram page on Wednesday night to break the sad news. In one of the posts, he shared a candle light picture accompanied by a terse post reading “RIP Papa”.
He also penned a tribute to the deceased, noting that his absence would be greatly missed in the family.
“My dear great father-in-law. Oladipo Adewale Omotayo aka ‘Papa’. We will surely miss you. Your beloved daughter Lola Okoye and your grand children Cameroon & Aliona Okoye misses you desperately,” he wrote.
My dear father-Inlaw. Chief Oladipo Adewale Omotayo aka "Papa"
We will surely miss you!😭
Your beloved Daughter Lola Okoye and your grand children Cameron & Aliona Okoye misses you desperately and even more! 🙏🏽😭🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯
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— Peter Okoye MrP (@PeterPsquare) December 16, 2020
Lola Omotayo, the singer’s wife, also took to her Instagram page to mourn her late dad, saying that his death “hurts badly”.
She also said the family would find solace in the fact that her father lived a great life. She went on to appreciate those who have been supporting the family since the incident happened.
“In the early hours of this morning, I received some very sad news that brought my family’s world to a grinding halt. My darling Papa’s passing has hit us all very hard, and while we know that he is in a better place, the truth is that, there is no easy way to handle the grief that comes with the loss of a loved one,” she wrote.
“However, what we can do, is be comforted in the memories he has blessed us with, keeping our hearts set on the wonderful person that Papa was; the wonderful, kind and generous person he will always be to us and to the many lives he touched with his time here on earth.
“We love you Papa. It hurts badly. And while we will miss you desperately, we know we have been truly blessed to have had a husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather like you. Till we meet again to part no more…”
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