it was a roller coaster evening of culture and Entertainment all through Wednesday night in Ezi kingdom, located in Aniocha North local government area of Delta State, when home folks, relatives, friends and well wishers hit the town which is a thirty minute drive from Asaba for the traditional all night wake keeping of the Abuja society Lady and philanthropist, Chief Mrs. Kosor Felicia Akpapunam, wife of the Entertainment Guru, Henry Akpapumam aka DJ Mannix.
The Ezi ‘all night wake’ was part of a kaleidoscope of events lined up by the family to honour a woman who touched so many lives and was a blessing to humanity, which started on Tuesday Nov 2, 2021 with a service of songs at the RCCG, Jesus Family Assembly, Games Village, Abuja. followed by reception at the couple’s Abuja residence which last into the early hours of the morning.
A Twelve gun salute heralded the arrival of her remains into the Akpapunam compound in Ezi.
No doubt, the stars of the evening of dance, good food and culture were the Ezi based All Women Traditional Dance Group, The Sunshine Sisters Of Ezi, ( Mrs Akpapunam was their Mother). The serenaded the assemblage with their sonorous voices and dances. Ogechukwu Akpapunam soaked in sweat, danced with them to the admiration of guests.
The Elegant Sisters of Asaba, a socio cultural club were also very visible to honour a fallen member who did so much to elevate the club.
The Akpapunam family was in full force to honour their ‘Diopka’ Henry Akpapunam. His two sons Chuks and Ogechukwu was very active. Also Very prominent and active was Sister Fide and her Husband, Captain Tony Inogbo, Ken Akpapunam from the US, and also present was entertainment personality Collins Akpapunam.
Said Dj MANNIX.
” My people came out in full force to honour my wife and I am so proud of them”.
At 9:00 am the next morning, it was time for the remains of SUGARBABE to return to Asaba in preparation for interment. Tears flowed freely yet again as the Hearst, with her first son, Chuks, in the front seat, slowly rolled out of the Akpapunam compound, Six gun salutes boomed a thunderous goodbye to a great woman.