How would you describe Kefee’s death?
Kefee’s death was shocking! It was a sad news, and I am beginning to get scared. Why the youngest artistes will be having small issues that would eventually lead to death? Goldie just passed on, and now it’s Kefee. It’s not good news. Nobody will live forever, but let’s live long, and leave something behind. It’s shocking news, and I send my condolence to the family, particularly her husband.
What kind of person was Kefee?
Kefee was a nice person. A great singer. She was friendly, amazing human being, and playful, but I was not her Manager. We didn’t work together, although, she wanted me to work with her. I promised to support her, which I did my little best.
Your candid advice to the younger artistes?
Death is inevitable, but my advice to everybody, not only the younger artistes, we should create time for ourselves, and rest when the body requires it. Body needs rest. Even though we want to make money, travel across the world for performances and all that, we need to create time for ourselves. Also, if you have any health challenge, visit a doctor. Let me tell you the truth, I also need to rest, because I work all the time. As I speak with you, I am just getting better, because of the stress of MAMA Awards in South Africa, and other shows. I pray for Nigerian entertainment industry, I pray for all African entertainers, I pray to God, we should live long.
2003 – Branama
2005 – Branama 2
2008 – A Piece of Me
2012 – Dan Maliyo
2012 – Chorus Leader
2014 – Make Them Talk (single)
BRANAMA KITCHEN UNDER LOCK AND KEY
Branama Kitchen, owned by the late gospel crooner – Irikefe Obareki-Don Momoh, popularly known as Kefee, is under lock. The restaurant – which specializes in African dishes – is at 11 Ajose Street, Mende, Maryland, Lagos.
ENCOMIUM Weekly visited the restaurant on Friday, June 20, 2014 and discovered that the restaurant had been deserted. Confirming this were neighbours, who told our correspondent that the restaurant was shut down the day Kefee passed on.
They further chorused the same tune, saying that no one had come to the restaurant ever since.
Ajose Street, where Branama Kitchen is, wore a gloomy look, as residents were clearly mourning Branama Kitchen, named after the late singer’s most successful album, Branama, The Kitchen was renowned for its African dishes.