Singer, voice coach and actress, Yinka Davies, spoke on how she felt losing her child. Her son, Jeremiah, died on January 29, 2021, at the age of 27.
Speaking in an interview with Sunday Scoop, the entertainer said, “We are having his memorial today (January 29). It is a year today since we lost him. It has been a blessing and we thank God for grace to have fathered and mothered such a beautiful boy. It was tough but I thank God he lived (a fulfilled life).”
She added, “We are blessed. I don’t have any special beauty tips to look ageless. The journey (in the entertainment industry) has been good and crazy but I thank God. He has been good to me and I can’t complain. This is a gift we can’t lay claim to, except to be grateful.”
On what influenced her decision to become a stage actress, Davies said, “I guess it was because of the love I had for it. I just wanted to be a fine artist but I was too distracted because I was doing fine arts, theatre and dancing. I was enjoying it and I helped set up the stage too. So, it was just one time I said I wanted to be an actor. My journey has been a good one. I am grateful for the opportunity given to me to be part of people’s lives.”
Having spent over three decades in the entertainment industry, Davies noted that she had learnt to stay truthful, remain grateful and always be prayerful.