Popular Nigerian Jùjú musician, Sir Shina Peters has made some shocking revelations regarding the death of his mother.
Sir Shina revealed this in an exclusive interview with Vanguard. Read the except below:
My mother. I lost my mother to stardom. She read about my paternity and what she read shocked her. Let me quote her and may her gentle soul rest in peace (amen). “I will now give a child to two fathers? Impossible”. After saying this, she went down, collapsed and was in coma for six months before she died. It was a huge price to pay.
My mother had a daughter for a man before marrying my father. But this man also bears the same name with my biological father. She met my father three years after separating from the man. My father married my mother with the daughter and took care of her as his own daughter.
However, some journalists met with this man and asked him if he was my father. He answered in the affirmative being a Yoruba man with the candid belief that if my father could accommodate and take care of his daughter like his, then he is also my father. That is how my mother died.
Sir Shina Peters is a well-recognised symbol of music evolution in Nigeria.
Popularizing one of Africa’s most important genres,he is seen as a force for great musical movements.