The body of actress Ada Ameh has arrived in her hometown Ogobia, Otukpo in Benue State.
Ada’s body was received at noon on Friday, August 26. She is to be buried in her father’s compound.
The actress’ onscreen husband Charles Inojie posted a video of the body arriving in a coffin at Ada’s compound.
“IT’S A WRAP FOR ADA AMEH
There lies a chip of us
Deadpan and ice-frozen
There lies a broken heritage
Wrapped in a funeral encasement
In that air-tight wooden bed
Is our naked truth
No matter the differences we nursed
You can never tell
How much of us is in them
There again is a grim call
A charge to everyone
That none is promised tomorrow
That we may live today as the best of days
Spreading love beyond the bounds of our comfortable thresholds
Till the twilights dim on the hour not foretold
When the once sonorous symphony
Fades forever away
On the morbid horizons
Of life’s curtain fall.”
Before her death, Ada battled with mental health. She revealed she had been dealing with mental illness following the death of her loved ones.
She spoke about her ordeal in an interview with media personality Morayo Afolabi-Brown on Your View TV show published on Friday, July 1.
According to The Johnsons actress, she had been depressed for years and her daughter Ladi’s death made it worse because Ladi was her best friend, and sister and it felt like her world had crumbled.
The 48-year-old also disclosed that she lost six siblings before Ladi died. She said:
“I have depression, I have been depressed for some years and it became very worse when I lost my daughter in 2020. I was 14 when I had her, she was my best friend, and sister, I just saw my world crumbling down before me.
“I had lost three of my sisters and three of my brothers. I thought I was going to be next when my younger sister died and I have been in and out of the hospital.”
Ada Ameh visited her daughter’s grave last year to mark the first anniversary of her death.
Ladi died on October 20, 2020, in Abuja following an unsuccessful surgery. She was buried in Gwarinpa, Abuja on October 31.