The picturesque Redeemed Christian Church of God, Games Village, Abuja parish hosted the solemn but well attended Service of songs of Chief Mrs Kosor Akpapunam, an Abuja society personage and wife of Entertainment Guru and veteran Dj, Mr Henry Akpapunam aka DJ MANNIX.
It was an evening of high praise and worship in honour of a woman who was described as a pillar and mother of the church.
For those present, it was an evening to take stock of their lives and make amends as person after person who read tributes had glowing words for Chief Mrs Kosor Akpapunam.
Dr Kate Maduekwe ( A Professor at the University of Abuja) said in her Tribute,
” She embodied the love of God and the love of man. She was like the oak tree where every human being found a place to nest”.
Deaconess Julie Ahiaba who lead the women of the parish to pay their tribute all gaily attired,
” She was full of life, she was a beautiful soul, she was a good woman, she was an encourager”.
Others who have tributes were Mr Tony Agu, Mrs Ebi Tara, and Deaconess Ngozi Farouk.
The first Bible reading of the day was by her son Henry Chuks, Akpapunam, followed by the second reading by the junior son Ogechukwu Felix Akpapunam and the third by Mrs Ify Nzekwu.
Her hubby Mr Henry Akpapunam, surrounded by his sons and younger brother Ken, read her biography and recalled her last days in London,
In his words,
” Sugarbabe loved me so much and I cherished her”.
The church service rounded up at about 7;15 to make way for refreshments at the home of the Akpapunam’s at Sunnyvale estate, lokogoma.
That turned out to be another cultural extravaganza and fiesta with singing and dancing from groups from Ezi and Asaba, the ascestral homes of the couple which went on till past midnight.
As Dj MANNIX Told our reporter,
“The quality of the crowd tonight, a Tuesday, is testimony of how well regarded and loved my wife was”.
Present in the assemblage from Ezi were Mr Udeh, former comptroller General of Immigration, Barr. Ugboh, MD, Niger Delta Power Holding company plc, Mr Melville Eboh Executive director, Finance, FBMN, Engr Ogbuigwe, former Group Executive Director, NNPC Refineries Ltd and many others.
Mrs Kosor Akpapumam retired from the Nigerian Agip Oil Company after 35 years of meritorious service.