23 Months After Eric Arubayi’s Death, His Widow, Chinonso Arubayi, Reveals How She Felt At News of His Death

Chinonso Arubayi, the widow of Nigerian gospel artiste, Eric Arubayi, who passed away on February 11, 2017; from complications that arose from consuming fake anti-malaria drugs has come out to state how she felt when the incident happened.

Speaking in an interview on TVC/Wakeup Nigeria earlier today, the mom-of-1 recalled that she felt betrayed by God when her husband died just three years into their marriage.

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She said:

“I wish I had him for longer. It was a rude shock to me…. I lived in denial because we lived a faith based life. My husband was a gospel artiste so you know, we prayed… I felt very betrayed by God that my husband, a Gospel artiste, could die. I fell into depression, shaved my hair & wouldn’t accept inspirational messages from well wishers. I couldn’t believe that God could do such a thing to me. I didn’t want to pray and a lot of people were telling me scriptures and messages…”

On why she had to put herself together and accept fate to forge on in life, Chinonso postulated:

“In order to pay my own bills, cater for my son and convince people to allow me make them up, I had to start looking good again. From there, I started my make up line and media hustle.”

See the video below:

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Eric Arubayi first came to limelight when he contested in 2007 West African Idol with the likes of Timi Dakolo, Omawunmi, Temitayo George, Jodie Odiete etc., where he took the fourth position.

After the show, Eric had dabbled into interior decoration alongside music. He released his debut album “Redefined” in 2011.

Eric would later get married to Chinonso, a makeup artiste, YouTube beauty vlogger & content creator with Spice TV on December 28, 2013; and the union got blessed with a son, Jayden Arubayi  on January 3, 2015.

He passed away at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital in 2017.


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