Gideon Okeke Shares The Story Of His Superhero Mom
Nollywood actor, Gideon Okeke is celebrating his superhero mom today, August 24 as she turns a year older.
In an emotional post on social media, the screen star took a walk down memory lane to recount how his mother supported their family after his father’s business went down.
In his post, the actor revealed that his father’s bakery business rolled to a grinding stop after the Nigerian government clamped down on Bromate Flour. His mother took charge of things by selling puff-puff, chin-chin, and also ran a beer parlour as well as selling all her jewelries to ensure that he was educated.
In the post he shared, he wrote:
“TRUE STORY :
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.
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 ur Abada and trinkets (1 by 1) to Mama Nonso…..omo the story loooong.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY HERO.
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU.
To be a Man is not a day’s job.
To Be a WOMAN, is to give LIFE.”
Okeke came to the public eye in 2006 when he appeared as a contestant on the first edition of Big Brother Nigeria. In 2008, Gideon joined the cast of MNET TV series Tinsel on which he is a regular to date.