+ Branama Kitchen relocates to Delta
SEVEN months after the demise of sensational gospel singer and Branama Queen, Kefee, her husband, Teddy Momoh, is yet to realize she is no more.
During a brief interview with ENCOMIUM Weekly on Thursday, November 27, 2014, the radio presenter opened up on how much he misses his late wife, plans to release her album and sundry issues…
How have you been coping since the death of your wife?
It has not been easy for me. It’s been by the special grace of God and His grace has been sufficient for me.
How have you been sleeping and waking up without her beside you?
Like I said, it’s been by the grace of God because getting used to waking up in the morning and at night with someone beside you and all of a sudden, you get to wake up to see just books. It is not easy but all I will say is, it is well.
What are some of the special things you miss about her?
I miss everything that she epitomized, her smiles, the way she lightened up the environment and everyone around her, her food and so many other things. I have lost a lot of weight since she passed away because there is no one to cook or call to find out what I would like to eat. She went the extra mile of cooking breakfast, she packs what I would have for lunch in the office. She would still give me a call to remind me that I have to eat lunch. She turned me from ‘eating out’ to ‘eating at home’ and I find it difficult to eat out now. I miss that love, the union and her brainstorming. I just miss everything she stood for.
What fun memory of her do you still have with you?
We had a lot of fun memories together and I would not want to share them with the world. It is very personal and I miss those memories.
How would you recount your last moments together?
That was when we shot her video, Dem go talk, after her graduation from film school in USA. We were together exploring her new talent in directing and producing where she was the artiste being shot and at the same time the director. It was a brand new experience for her and we had lots of fun. We were already anticipating what people would say about the video and now it’s very sad that she is not here anymore.
She left a couple of business interests behind, Branama Kitchen and music. What has been happening to Branama Kitchen?
Branama Kitchen is still going on just that it is now operating online. The building itself has nobody but that does not mean it’s been closed. We have our online clients, who still call us for delivery and catering services. That is because I have not been on ground to fully monitor all these. I have been busy trying to get my feet back on the ground and I don’t really have people to run the place but Branama Kitchen would be relocating from Lagos to Delta State because I want her parents to share her dream. Branama Kitchen Facebook page and phone numbers are still functioning and people have been placing their orders.
She was working on her album before she passed away, what are you doing about it?
The album entitled, Best of both worlds, DVD and VCD, would be out soon. The album is a combination of Beautiful album and Chorus Leader album. The album Chorus Leader is out and we are working on the release of Beautiful and Best of both worlds which consist of her videos.
When should people expect the release of Best of both worlds?
On Monday, December 1, 2014, her first video dropped and every 12 days in December, we would be releasing one video. All these videos would be out before Christmas.
Some of her fans in Lagos are not happy that no tribute was organized here in Lagos for Kefee. What are you doing about that?
They should not worry as I have something for them. Come her birthday on February 5, 2015, we would be having a post humous birthday celebration, honour and concert for the late Branama Queen. Once the videos are out, a promo for the post humous party would be released as well.
How challenging has it been trying to keep up with all she left behind?
Challenge is a part of life and I’m doing my best to make sure that all we wanted to achieve, we will achieve them. Myself and her family are doing our best to make sure that all of these become a success.
Do you have any plan to remarry?
This is another personal question I don’t have answer to, but I know I am still young.
How are you sustaining Kefee’s humanitarian projects?
Kefee Peace Foundation was established to make sure there is peace where there is no peace. The last one we did together was when there was flood in Delta State. She was part of the first set of people that collaborated with The Red Cross to bring relief to the people affected. In order to maintain the legacy she started, on my birthday I went to some motherless homes in Lagos to play with the kids and also brought in the love of Kefee to them because that is one place she always found joy.
Aside broadcasting, what else are you into?
I am a multi-preneur and broadcasting is just one arm of what I do. I am a voice over artiste, a life coach, health coach, motivational speaker and so much more.
What is your philosophy of life?
Explore the world and believe all things are possible. Also, learn to think Heaven.
– DOLAPO AMODENI