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Singing became the solace for Nigerian Afrojuju artiste, Sir Shina Peters, from a tender age of 10 after leaving home to the chagrin of his parents, vowing never to return home until he became successful.
If he had known that that very stardom would be the reason his mother would die, SSP, as he is fondly called by generation of his era, might have changed his mind. After gaining stardom, SSP's paternity claims was the straw that caused his mother to die before her time.
In a chat with Vanguard, SSP said his mother died after going into coma for six months at a medical centre. She read about the news that he was a product from two fathers, My mother. I lost my mother to stardom. She read about my paternity and what she read shocked her.
"Let me quote her and may her gentle soul rest in peace (amen). “I will now give a child to two fathers? impossible”. After saying this, she went down, collapsed and was in coma for six months before she died. It was a huge price to pay.
"My mother had a daughter for a man before marrying my father. But this man also bears the same name with my biological father. She met my father three years after separating from the man. My father married my mother with the daughter and took care of her as his own daughter.
"However, some journalists met with this man and asked him if he was my father. He answered in the affirmative being a Yoruba man with the candid belief that if my father could accommodate and take care of his daughter like his, then he is also my father."