Celebrated Nigerian Comedian, Otaghware Otas Onodjayeke, known by his stage name ‘I Go Save’, will bury his father, late Evangelist Joseph Pender Onodjayeke, who died on June 1 at age 74 on Saturday, October 22.
The comedian, who is the second son and fourth child amongst seven children, described his father’s death as a great loss to the family.
Close to tears, the comedian explained how his father laughed at him the first time he told him he wanted to be a comedian.
“The sound of his laughter was very loud that I almost left the room. I still remember how I was standing in front of you him in the sitting room, back in the 90’s.
“It was not even a joke. He only asked if I loved this act of making people laugh, and I answered yes; and his loud sounding laughter was what followed. He laughed so loud and it was a beautiful mockery laugh. He refused to allow my desire to crack jokes interrupt my education. He motivated me to strive hard in everything I did. A practical disciplinarian per excellent; he tactically adopted several pattern to guide me through life,” the comedian recalls.
Late Onodjayeke will be laid to rest at his home town in Kokori, Delta State.