Nigerian model and actress Annie Idibia has revealed that she has lost her father after a long battle against cancer.
Annie took to her Instagram to reveal this, putting up a short caption: “R I P Daddy❤️❤️❤️? You Fought Hard
This comes a mere 5 years after her husband, Tuface Idibia also lost his father to cancer.
Her comments were riddled with people expressing their condolences and wishing her comfort in this difficult time.
A follower, @officialosas said: “Annie sis, I’m so sorry for the loss of your papa. Sending my condolences and love to you and your family during this time. May God covet you and yours in his love and grace”
There were many other celebrities that sent their love and support in the comments including, Laura Ikeji, Omoni Oboli, Waje, Kemi Adetiba and Iceberg Slim.
Annie Idibia has had a torrid 2019, stating in a recent interview that the year started difficultly and this was in part due to her father’s illness.
“This year started for me quite tough. I spent the first three months of this year in the hospital with my father because he had been sick for a while but God has been great and I am grateful. I am actually closer to my mother than my father because she raised us single-handedly. My father is still my father and since he was sick we had to rally round him.” she said.
In that same interview, she also disclosed that she doesn’t like being called Tuface’s wife and would rather be recognized for her own achievements and hard work.
“Being addressed as Tubaba’s wife instead of Annie the actress has been a problem that I have been trying to work on for a long time.” she said
“I want to believe that I have successfully been able to identify and differentiate my brand as Annie Idibia the actress/career woman and Annie Idibia the wife/mother. I prefer being addressed as Annie and not Tubaba’s wife. I hate this because I am my own person and have worked hard to build my career and brand. I should be identified and respected on that basis.”
May the soul of her father rest in perfect peace.