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Saturday, 13 August 2016

Bianca's Moving Tribute To Late Mother As She Is Laid To Rest Today.


The funeral ceremony of Chief (Mrs.) Carol Chinweolu Onoh, former first lady of the old Anambra State (comprising Anambra, Enugu and Ebonyi states) and mother of Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu was a well attended event which paraded a glittering galaxy of dignitaries ranging from the Deputy Senate President, Governors, Ministers, Ambassadors, Legislators, Captains of the Industry and notable Nigerians from all walks of life.  Here are some pictures from the event.








BIANCA'S TRIBUTE TO MOTHER
In memory of Chief (Mrs.) Carol Chinweolu Onoh (Mmiliaku), former first lady of the old Anambra State of Nigeria who passed away on 17th June 2016.

OUR RIVER OF WEALTH (Mmiliaku)
Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu

We are assured and know that God being a partner in their labour, all things work together and are fitting into a plan for good to and for those who love God and are called according to his design and purpose. . . . . . . . (Romans 8:28)


And for you, Mummy – mum, so it was.  Your love for God, your faith in God and your submission to his will was total and unshakable in the face of untold trials, tribulations and tragedies.

It is because of you that I know Christ as I do, clutching desperately at his sleeve, confident in the knowledge that His love is absolute and unconditional and convinced beyond doubt that without His grace, my labour here on earth would be akin to building a house of sand and fog.

My own journey on earth began on a sunny day on the 5th of August many years ago when Christian and Carol Onoh welcomed a newborn into their family. 

At a time when a great deal of importance was attached to, and a high premium was placed upon male children, I can only imagine my mother’s hopeful anticipation of a male child, following a string of females who were already in residence, but this was not to be, as I made my debut (being yet another female and the fifth, to be precise) to their already crowded collection. 

I was aptly named ‘Odinakachukwu’ which literally translates to everything is in the hands of God. Curiously, your pet name for me was ‘Ogbooh’, meaning your name sake even though we shared no first or middle names.


Mummy –mum, I have often wondered if by naming me ‘Odinakachukwu’, this somehow absolved you at the time, of any culpability regarding my gender, but every now and then, in my adult life you would remind me of my arrival and entry into the world, received with mixed emotions, and then end up by affirming that God is the great architect of life. You would relay to me with great fondness that I was indeed one of His greatest designs within the framework of your life and that though you had fervently prayed for another male child. 


‘All things work together and are fitting into a plan for good to, and for those who love God . . . ‘After me, you went on to bear two more male children.  The design was now complete, I hope I did fit appropriately into God’s purpose in, and for your life, mummy – mum. I hope I have done you proud.

Mummy –mum, as I sat on your hospital bed on that fateful morning of your departure, I had no inkling it would be your last day on earth.  It was such an unfathomable thought.  Who would I turn to in times of despair? The prospect of a future without the sanctuary of our warm and welcoming home within which I felt safe from the billowing storms of life, without your soft embrace which cocooned me and your soothing words of comfort and consolation frightens me.


Mummy –mum, you were loving, humble, patient and brave.  You have left me with so many priceless memories to treasure, delightful memories of my childhood…. the exhilarating moments spent sitting on the steps, waiting for your return from the market, the ‘Ihe afia’ that would herald great jubilation, the joy of our annual trip to Santa’s Grotto inside Kingsway Department Store to visit father Christmas at yuletide. 


All the bickering and banter that usually accompanied the ritual of dressing the Christmas tree and putting up the home decorations, and the carol singing contests on the night before Christmas.

I have so much to be thankful to you for, mummy – mum. . . . the endless hours you spent with me in the study room trying to ‘knock some sense into my head’, all the time you dedicated to doing my times tables with me over and over again. I was not spared your dreaded cane when I got them wrong despite several attempts but you always hugged me afterwards when lesson time was over. 

Thank you  for all those delightful fairy tales and story books; the Land of Tales, the Brothers Grimm; the trusty medicine chest which housed the cure and remedy for every manner of ailment; for always coming to my rescue whenever I was distressed at school, and for teaching me some of life’s most profound lessons.  It was you mummy –mum, who taught me, that life has no reward for victims, only plaques and memorials and that only a tree would wait patiently to be cut down without any form of protest; that gratitude is not only the greatest of all virtues but the parent of others, and in those indelible words of Ralph Waldo Emerson that ‘a great man is always willing to be little.’


Thank you mummy – mum, for giving me the courage to fight for my dreams and my rights; for supporting me through some of the most difficult choices and most fundamental decisions I have ever had to make in life and for always impressing upon me the importance of  being hospitable and a good hostess.
For sure, there were times I exasperated you, such as when I invited my friends to the house and they stomped all over your newly cultivated backyard farm, destroying your budding crops whilst we were all playing ‘hide and seek’. You almost brought the house down in your thunderous anger but that didn’t stop you from letting me accompany you to your ladies meeting later that day after previously threatening that I would be house bound for the rest of the holidays.

 You were always very forgiving, mummy – mum. 

A house is not a home without a mother’s warmth, and I remain eternally grateful that you always strived to maintain a sense of normalcy in our home whilst shielding us from the disorder and mayhem which was often times beyond your control.

Thank you, mummy – mum for those long beautiful and comforting letters you sent me when I was homesick at Boarding school in Yorkshire; for always reminding me that in life there can be no crown without a cross, and reassuring me that there is no night so long that isn’t followed by day.  To quote a verse from one of your favorite Psalms ‘weeping endureth for the night, but joy comes in the morning. 


Most of all, mummy – mum, I thank you for being present at the births of my children, for taking care of me, my husband and the kids and for staying with them whenever I needed to travel. You were the perfect grandmother to all your grandchildren.
And today of all days, mummy – mum, on the anniversary of the day God designated you the vessel to bring me into this world, I am bidding you farewell for the very last time.  What an irony, but then, your response would have been “all things work together and are fitting into a plan for good to and for those who love God. . . . .


No words are enough to describe how I feel. There are only feelings, overwhelming emotions that are capable of melting my entire being.  You were my rock and my anchor.  I feel like a boat cast adrift. But our lives and our times are in the hands of God……odi na aka Chukwu. Thank you for holding my hand and accompanying me through life; thank you for taking me to the mountaintop….. It’s a beautiful view

May God grant you peace, joy and total fulfilment in His paradise.
Farewell, mummy – mum, and Goodnight.

Bianca Odinakachukwu Odumegwu-Ojukwu
(Ogbooh)


55 comments:

Miss Ess said...

Rip mama onoh

Anonymous said...

Na wa for the long koko sideburns.

Rhoda Rex said...

This woman is beautiful. Chai!

Asa nwa said...

Kai this Bianca is an epitome of beauty biko. Kai does she ever grow old?

Anonymous said...

Once a beauty queen always a beauty queen damn Bianca is buriful

Florence Huttons said...

May her mom's soul RIP.. Amen!

Shyla said...

Bianca is a true definition of when beauty queens really reigned. See how regal she looks long after her reign. Still carries herself well. All these awurawus they are springing in this generation are just rubbish.

Stella maris Baby said...

Rest on Mama.

Beautiful Bianca..

CHI EXOTIC CHI EXOTIC said...

Timeless beauty.
Bianca is a full package.

RIP Mama.

Anonymous said...

The very original beauty queen. All the other ones na cheerleaders!

Anonymous said...

Rip Mrs Onoh.

Deeza said...

Eyah! The love in her words...rest on Mama.

Oron babe said...

Rip mama

Mr. Chopalone said...

All I see is a beautiful Bianca! Chei!

Anonymous said...

Seen

ov o said...

Real beauty queen, not the fake ones of these days parading themselves as beauty queens with hundreds shades and of make up, who will contour and highlight their faces like masquerades. Beautiful Bianca reigns supreme. RIP to ur mama.

BECKY'S DIARY said...

Dayuum mami. Everlasting beauty!! Kisses ma'am
Rip to her momma..

BECKY'S DIARY said...

Dayuum mami. Everlasting beauty!! Kisses ma'am
Rip to her momma..

Lilly simple said...

Chaiiiiiii Jixox
See beauty
God created her abeg
Tall, slim, fair, long nose + intelligent

All I see in that Epistle is *Mummy-Mum*

RIP mama

amanda favour said...

Bianca!!!!
Nwanyi manari!!!
Idi o.k

This woman will give all this our yeye beauty queens a run for their money,anyday anytime

James where are you 😊

Fan Emmanuel said...

Aunty Stella na since last week Saturday ooo... 6 August 2016.

calabar Chick said...

May her soul rest in perfect peace...
Goodnight mummy-mum.

Anonymous said...

This is what a beauty queen should look and be like not all this bleached up n washed up oloshos with zero IQ parading themselves for pot bellied aristos!

Nicole said...

Bianca. ..in 2 simple words; beauty and class.

Chummy cho cho said...

Wow.. so lovely. And she was the 5th girl, see how well she turned out!

I especially liked the mummy - mum part.. She must have been quite a lady. RIP to Mama

Som Som said...

R.I.P Mama Bianca!



**Som Baby**

PORTABLE VIV the beautiful n sexy queen of sdk blog said...

She is so b

Danny Clover said...

Bianca exudes such class and elegance and mere looking at her, her pedigree as an aristocrat is not in question. She is top of the league as the most beautiful woman I have ever seen and so refined and courteous. This tribute is simply a masterpiece. I particularly love the ending where she concludes' it's a beautiful view' , she has indeed done very well for herself.

SD2016 said...

Na wa oo.. vampire Bianca, never ageing. Too beautiful

Albino wife said...

Lmao @ cheerleaders.

Anonymous said...

Is this Bianca an only child? I begin let her take several seats!

Anonymous said...

This woman is too beautiful. Biko my is she mixed?cld be her mum, grand parents etc

TheRealAkon said...

So proud of our home grown natural beauty . Eat your heart out Kim K of modern world & Naija fake beauty queens.

Long Reign Bianca Odinakachukwu O. Ojukwu.

TheRealAkon said...

Anon 10:53 ! I laugh so much I heard my next door neighbor's dog bark!

You kidding me! Self proclaimed broke ass celebs !

TheRealAkon said...

Anon 10:53 ! I laughed so much I heard my next door neighbor's dog bark!

You kidding me! Self proclaimed broke ass celebs !

Mother Confessor The real deal on sdk. said...

She's too beautiful.

Charismatic banker said...

Nne, Bianca the beautiful should be your full name. So demure . Omalicha nwa. Light make up, naturally beautiful and check out her composure. Elegance is inborn, sha. You no fit buy am for market. 10 out of 10.

Prudence said...

Be quiet.. So she can't pay tribute to her mum... Smh

The General's Wife said...

You nailed it!

Chigo said...

Don't mind the silly anonymous fool at 12.06. Is bad belle. So you are saying that she can't pay tribute to her mum. Idiot. I bet you can't even write.

Anonymous said...

Who says the beautiful ones are not yet born,I remember when I use to go to evening mass at Sacred Heart church Uwani just to have a handshake with her,I was like 11yrs old then,she gladly smiles back at me.May the soul of your mum rest in peace

Imoh Sandra said...

Hmm i read every line of this beautiful piece,coincidentally she's my name sake,Odinakachukwu,my mother never made a mistake in giving me that name,my life have been full of the blessings and favor of God,Rip mama Bianca Odinakachukwu Ojukwu,i love this woman with all my heart,beauty and class is all i see.
Am not surprised she turned out well,we are always like that,Stella please post my comment oo,biko i beg you.

Imoh Sandra said...

Hmm i read every line of this beautiful piece,coincidentally she's my name sake,Odinakachukwu,my mother never made a mistake in giving me that name,my life have been full of the blessings and favor of God,Rip mama Bianca Odinakachukwu Ojukwu,i love this woman with all my heart,beauty and class is all i see.
Am not surprised she turned out well,we are always like that,Stella please post my comment oo,biko i beg you.

Imoh Sandra said...

Hmm i read every line of this beautiful piece,coincidentally she's my name sake,Odinakachukwu,my mother never made a mistake in giving me that name,my life have been full of the blessings and favor of God,Rip mama Bianca Odinakachukwu Ojukwu,i love this woman with all my heart,beauty and class is all i see.
Am not surprised she turned out well,we are always like that,Stella please post my comment oo,biko i beg you.

Imoh Sandra said...

Hmm i read every line of this beautiful piece,coincidentally she's my name sake,Odinakachukwu,my mother never made a mistake in giving me that name,my life have been full of the blessings and favor of God,Rip mama Bianca Odinakachukwu Ojukwu,i love this woman with all my heart,beauty and class is all i see.
Am not surprised she turned out well,we are always like that,Stella please post my comment oo,biko i beg you.

Imoh Sandra said...

Hmm i read every line of this beautiful piece,coincidentally she's my name sake,Odinakachukwu,my mother never made a mistake in giving me that name,my life have been full of the blessings and favor of God,Rip mama Bianca Odinakachukwu Ojukwu,i love this woman with all my heart,beauty and class is all i see.
Am not surprised she turned out well,we are always like that,Stella please post my comment oo,biko i beg you.

Anonymous said...

not in the case of femi fani kayode's baby mama... that one too is seriously feeling like a beauty queen...hahahaha.
i rem when Bianca came to my school in Yaba Lagos with other beauty queens with brains class and elegance in the 90s for my schools beauty pagent.
they were soooooo elegant and eluded class and brains all tall ladies. they were under the banner of the likes of Mrs Opral Benson.
not all these mushroom miss razzmatazz looking for prostitution money and rich husband competitions.

Mercury Babe said...

Bianca is sooooooo beautiful. I just love this tribute. It is profound and heartwarming. Clearly shows her pedigree. My dear Bianca, you not only did just your mother proud, we are all so proud of you. May her sweet soul rest in peace. The Lord is your strength.

Johnny Cool said...

Bianca is the original......And still the best!

LUCILE COCONUT OIL ABUJA 07059605320 Pin- 2BC6235E said...

Rip to her mum

Tush baby said...

Beautiful woman.

Anonymous said...

Her beauty is evergreen. A real beauty Queen.

Nmasinachi said...

Achala Ugo. Bianca is so gorgeous. RIP mama Onoh.

Jasmine said...

Serious vampire Bianca o. She's just growing young everyday

Ifeyinwa Atuanya said...

Bianca Onoh Ojukwu is too beautiful.

I'm serious.

May her mum's soul rest in peace, Amen.

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