Kefee : Remembering Branama Queen two years on
Sunday, June 12 makes it two years since the passing of Kefee Obareki Don Momoh, popularly known as Kefee. The Sapele born Branama Queen died of lung failure in 2014 in a Los Angeles hospital.
The award winning gospel artiste took the Nigerian gospel music scene by storm in the year 2000 with Trip, her debut album. Three years later she released Branama, named after a single in the album after signing with Alec’s Entertainment, a record label owned by Alec Godwin; her former choir director who later became her first husband.
Despite having a degree in Business Administration from the University of Benin, Kefee left her footprints in the sands of time with her immense talent and passion for music, traversing Nigeria and beyond with her music in a short time.
On Thursday, February 5, 2015 eight months after her untimely death, her post humous album titled Blessed was released at a memorial service in her honour by her second husband , popular radio host; Teddy Esosa Don-Momoh whom she married on March 3, 2013 in Delta State. Speaking of his marriage with Kefee and their plans, Teddy admitted that he was yet to get over the shock of losing her, and her absence, saying he would do anything to have her back.
He said, “Just not seeing her around is the most important I miss the most, not the things we did together or events we went together, what I miss most is her presence and I’ll give anything in the world to have it back.” Teddy is not alone as Kefee is missed by family, friends, and fans alike, even as the shock of her passing is yet to wane two years on.