Omoyele Sowore has announced the death of his grandmother Moyinoluwa Olawoye nee Befo.
The publisher said she passed away today, Wednesday 18th at the age of 100, describing her in a touching tribute as his digital grandmother.
“Early this morning my legendary grandmother, Moyinoluwa Comfort Olawoye nee Befo passed on at the age 100!”, Sowore wrote on social media platforms.
He noted that he and his grandmother became close later in life because schooling took him away from home early.
“However, recently she started to show signs that she will be departing this world soon, she kept asking to speak with me and I had thought it was because she did not believe anything anyone in the family told her that I had been released from detention since 2019,” he wrote.
“She said she needed to embark on a journey but was just waiting to see me before that very important trip, but because my grandma was often talking about ‘departing this world’ at least for the last 20 years, I told her she’s not gonna die yet, at least not until I bring her with me to Abuja as President of Nigeria, I teased. It turned out this would be our final meeting,” he noted.
Sowore, whose younger brother was shot dead last year, revealed that his grandmother had tattoos on her arms, legs and back.
“She ate little, she never drank or partied. She was born and made for heaven!” he added.