Rita Edochie calls off 60th birthday celebration in honor of late Junior Pope

Actress Rita Edochie has called off her intended birthday plans in honour of late junior colleague, Junior Pope.

The sister-in-law of Pete Edochie, on her Instagram page, stated that she wouldn’t be celebrating her birthday and has chosen to dedicate it to Junior Pope.

She noted how the late actor never missed her birthdays and would always call, send messages and post her pictures online as well as more.

Rita stated that she refuses to believe he is dead until the day ends and she doesn’t receive a birthday wish from him.

The aunty of Yul Edochie added that no one death in Nollywood has made her this crazy as she noted how Junior Pope was too young to die.

Making a promise to him, she stated that the memories they shared would remain evergreen in her heart.

“I refuse to celebrate this day, I hereby dedicate it to my great son Junior Pope whose death incidence is below my belief.

“Today the 16th of April, 2024 is my birthday but I chooses not to celebrate it the way I had intended.

“This son of mine does not miss my birthday every year, he posts my pictures, writes and calls me. I am actually expecting a phone call or a message from him or a post from his page with my pictures regarding my birthday today.

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“If at the end of today I do not get any reaction from him, then it will dawn in me that Obumneme Nwam is no longer here. No death in Nollywood has made me this crazy. Obumneme is just too young for this.

“With a heart full of grief and heaviness, I dedicate this birthday of mine to you Junior Pope my great son, my champ.

“I pray and hope that God uses this golden day of mine which I have dedicated in your beautiful memories, to fix anything that may go wrong due to your absence.

“As for your lovely wife, Qutejay the envy of all women, may God use this dedicated day of mine to grant her fortitude and strength ensuring that she raises your wonderful boys rightly and comfortably.

“May the hard life that hits young women who lose their husbands at very displeasing times never hit her at all.

“I hope she heals from this wound soon enough and may affliction not come her way the second time.

“I love you so much John Pau; Obumneme Odonwodo aka Junior Pope. Your memories will remain evergreen in my heart amen. It is well with your active soul Nwam.

“I still can not say rest in peace because e still never clear me, ya di ba.
Thank you Jesus for another year and gift of life, you know the best. I cannot question you,” she wrote.

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