Bimbo Oshin-Ibironke, one of the wives of the late Ibadan Golf Club captain, Mr Ola Ibironke, popularly known as Dudu Heritage has described her late husband as her backbone.
She said this in a tribute to her late husband adding that “he’s (Dudu) the best every gifted woman will ask for.”
Bimbo maintained, “I have cried more than I have done in my 25 years as an actress. It all still looks like a dream to me. With a heavy heart and tears in my eyes, I write this tribute.”
“I had the great opportunity and rare privilege of being the wife and partner to the most wonderful, loving, romantic, peaceful, kind, and God-fearing man any woman can wish for.”
“He was the love of my life, the one who did everything humanly possible to protect me even in the face of all sorts of misconceptions, he was the only one who understood the true meaning of love. His life taught me unconditional love and kindness. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to share his dreams, hopes, love, friendship, and much more.
“I flashback to 12th September 2021 and I’m still shattered. I still called you at some minutes to 7 pm when I came to pick our son up at the golf club as directed by you. My instinct told me to call you to come out and see me at the car park.”
“A loving and accommodating father to several people, in fact, tell me a man of noble character and I will present my husband to you. My heavenly Father used you to bless me with the most amazing and adorable children.”
“When our daughter asked “Mummy, where is daddy? I only answered her that daddy has gone to be with the Angels and that we will never see us physically again but only in our dream. She asked again “when is daddy coming back to us?” I replied that it won’t be long.
“I can’t hold back my tears knowing full well that you won’t return to us. You were my backbone. my rib, we had great plans, we laughed and talked about our old age. You promised to watch over me like a father.”
“Your smile lights and melts my heart. Your laughter is contagious. The swiftness of your departure is still shocking. I keep asking myself ‘how could Ola die just like that? Dudu why do you have to go? How do we explain this to grandma?”