Actor, Gideon Okeke Celebrates Mom’s Birthday By Reminiscing On The Sacrifices She Made After His Dad’s Business Collapsed

In a not lengthy but worth reading post, Nigerian actor Gideon Okeke got quite emotional as he celebrated his ‘Super hero’ mother who turns a year older today, August 24.

Looking back, the married actor recounted how his super mother supported their family after his father’s business went down. Gideon disclosed that his father’s bakery business rolled to a grinding stop after the Nigerian government clamped down on Bromate Flour.

Noting that he wasn’t sure of his secondary school education even though he is the only child of his parents, the father of one said his mother sold puff-puff, chin-chin, ran a beer parlour and also scaled all her jewelries to put him through school.

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Read the full heartfelt story below;


After primary school (at TADE Nurs/Pry APAPA), there came a huge government clamp down on Bromate Flour. Bakers were BANNED from touching it. What did you think gave “Agege Bread” the weight? BROMATE. This meant that over 500 bags of My father’s Baking Flour were put to ruins. They all had BROMATE!

That was when My father’s Bakery business rolled to a grinding stop. Not a dough was milled. My father reduced to a 3rd of his original size. Diabetes showed up like rain.  At this point, Secondary School Education was NOT SURE for your ONLY child.

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That was when you got suited and booted up! You showed up like a super hero Mummy. WHAT??? MY PIKIN NOR GO GO SCHOOL??? JU-LY (U LIE)/ From Bread to Puff-Puff , to Chin-chin to beer parlour to scaling ALL your Abada and trinkets (1 by 1) to Mama Nonso…..omo the story loooong.

To be a Man is not a day’s job.
To Be a WOMAN, is to give LIFE.”

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