Nigerian singer, Kefee Obareki Don Momoh, who died of lungs failure on June 13th after 15 days in coma at Desert Spring Hospital, Las Vegas will be buried on Friday, July 11th in her hometown of Okpara-Inland, Ethiope East LGA of Delta State.
According to bellanaija, her family disclosed the information to members of the Kefee Memorial Committee (a collection of artistes and entertainment personalities who paid a condolence visit to the late singer’s parents) in their Sapele home, Delta State, on Wednesday, 2nd July 2014.
On Thursday, her publicist in Lagos released a statement stating her husband, Teddy Don-Momoh, who has been making arrangements to bring her body back from the U.S., would arrive the country first to receive her body before taking her down to Delta State for burial.
Kefee's husband, Teddy, earlier indicated that his wife’s family had requested that she be buried in their hometown, with a celebratory service in Sapele afterwards and he was comfortable with the arrangement.
The condolence team who travelled to Sapele from Lagos included Sammie Okposo, Nikki Laoye, Annie Ibrahim, Gordons, Princess, Linda Etukudo, Rex Anighoro, Noah Momodu, Covenant and Chika 100%.
News of her sickness first broke out on May 29 after the branama crooner and radio personality, Kefee reportedly fainted while being on board the plane to Chicago.
Meanwhile the late Kefee's medical bills at the US hospital where she was receiving treatment before her death were allegedly paid by the current Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, according to theNetNG.
A condolence register has been opened for the singer at her restaurant, Branama Kitchen, Mende, Maryland, Lagos.
Sammie, who spoke on behalf of the committee that paid a tribute to the late Kefee, said:
“We will perform the last respects we owe our sister to the best of our abilities. We will let the world know that a queen was here and she will always be celebrated.
"She brought peace, happiness and love to the world even in her passing and even though we are heartbroken, we will be comforted in the fact that God knows best and we cannot question him”, he said.
Anny, a gospel artiste and close friend of Kefee, spoke of how Kefee introduced her into the entertainment industry and said that she had stopped mourning but was now celebrating Kefee’s life.
Comedian, Princess Dammy, said:
“Kefee was a huge gift put in a small container for all of us and we didn’t even know how powerful she was. She made such a huge impact in her short life that some men of 50 years have not achieved. You are a lucky man to have had her as your child,” she told Kefee’s father.
Nikki Laoye, a gospel artiste, spoke of their friendship, assured family that the entertainment industry would continue to support them and prayed for their continued good health, especially, in times like this:
“Kefee was a fighter and unapologetically passionate about her music and her art. Till her last breath, she spent her time and energy sharing her message of love, strength and peace across the world.”
Late Kefee’s father, Andrew Obareki, thanked the members of the committee:
“I stand on the authority of the word of God and use the key of David to shut the gates of death from the entertainment industry; there shall be no more sudden, tragic, premature and untimely deaths. “I’m glad Kefee touched the lives of many and her memory will continue to live on. Sometimes it’s not easy to give God thanks but we have no choice,” he said.
The award-winning singer Kefee, who started her music career at the age of 8 in her church choir, has hit songs like ‘Branama’ and ‘Kokoroko’. She won best collaboration Headies Award in 2010.
The Sapele-born 34-year-old artiste had also completed her courses in production and directing at the Chicago Access Network TV, the USA, graduating as a certified video director.