Today marks 24 years since the father of music stars Niniola and Teniola passed away.
Singer Niniola has taken to her Instagram page to share a touching tribute for her dad, Simeon Olaosebikan Apata.
Her father was a retired Nigerian Army Brigadier-General and he was assassinated on January 8, 1995.
Here’s what she wrote:
JAN 8th 1995 D Day i watched U go:
Omoluwoleja SIMEON OLAOSEBIKAN APATA lati Ilejemeje ni EKITI STATE.
You made me proud to be from IYE- EKITI.
You named me NINIOLA ( which means,to have wealth)cos my birth brought forth good tidings.That was when you bought our first coloured TV and everything started falling into place.
Omo ologo didan.
I miss you so much.
I miss plaiting your hair.
I miss keeping your secrets.
I miss your GUN collection.
You were my BESTFRIEND.
I was your FAVOURITE CHILD.
You used to show off your dancing baby “ NINIOLA ” to your friends.
You’d even record me on your camcoder.
How I wish you were here to see your BABY killing every stage.
You made me a QUEEN the moment I was born making me untouchable.
You were a Visionary , Philantropist , Educationist , Soldier etc
Thank you for loving us all..
I will forever cherish the good memories we shared.
Till we meet again
APATA = ROCK