Abovi Ugboma popularly known as Bovi, a Nigerian stand-up comedian, actor, and writer from Delta State, Nigeria, organizer of popular stand-up comedy concerts like Bovi Man on Fire across the globe recently celebrated his grandmother’s birthday as she clocks 81.
He shared this via his Instagram page on Tuesday, 27th July 2021. Bovi while celebrating recalled all the tragedies she had been through in life. He said his grandmother had withdrawn from social life after the death of her three children.
Bovi revealed that his grandmum lost her son to assassins in 2006. The tragedy was followed by the demise of another son in an accident in 2008. Unfortunately, she lost her only daughter, his mum in 2016.
In an emotional post shared via his Instagram page on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, the actor recounted how his grandmum lost three out of her nine children.
“This is Joanna. She’s 81 years old today. She had 9 children; one daughter, who was her first seed, and eight sons to follow! She tragically lost three of her children; cut short in their prime. The first happened on July 4, 2006. It was the assassin’s gun. In Jos! He was a lawyer.
Then She lost her last-born child on august 23rd, 2008 in an accident. He was a lawyer too. Then she lost her firstborn child and only daughter on January 25th, 2016. She had a heart attack. Her daughter was my mother, Dr. Meg Ugboma!” He wrote.
“Joanna withdrew completely from public life. She prayed to God to take her. But God refused. He refused because she still has 6 powerful sons, several grandchildren, and a good number of great-grandchildren. With her smile and jokes, she still lights up our world! She speaks and understands four Nigerian languages.
Her name is Joanna. She is my grandmother. My hero! I’m her first grandchild. And she’s the strongest woman I know. footnote: I missed her 80th birthday last year because I had COVID 😩😩😩. The first picture was taken day before yesterday (Sunday). She’s still strong and charming!” he wrote.
The well-known comedian said his grandmother was his Hero and the strongest woman he knew.