Oseyi is the wife of Hector Jobarteh, the Gulder Ultimate Search 3 winner, who was murdered on September 2, in his home by gunmen who were said to have trailed him from Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja.
Remembering how they became friends and got married, Oseyi shared their beautiful love story and how she feels about his death in a tribute she titled, “Happy Birthday My Love” on her blog.
Below is an excerpt, read full tribute on her Blog
We were going to grow old together, be that crazy old couple that terrorised the street kids and banged our canes on iron structures just because we could.
You said you’d shun my tradition and get a plot somewhere in Ibadan or yonder so we’d be buried side by side and frolic the afterlife together.
You never mentioned anything about leaving me with the kids you so desired, making me a widow before our 5th wedding anniversary and depriving me of the will to live.
It was always me before you cause we agreed you’d be able to cope better.
People call and ask how I’m doing.
I’ve lost my freaking better half, how do they imagine I am doing?
The truth is I am not “okay”, “fine” or “doing better”.
I am angry with a lot of people and at you too Hector.
Royally pissed, enraged… Heartbroken.
I want to write you a strongly worded Whatsapp message, or better still, summon you and give you a serious talking to.
You dying and leaving me is a selfish thing to do.
I hardly sleep these days, if I do, I wake up with a start, reach for my phone, and scroll to my messages.
I am expecting an apology.
I could not decide what to get you for your birthday this year, I thought of something belated or making a false promise to stop replacing the hankies you keep in your pocket with my brightly colored flimsy panties seeing how unprofessional it makes you look when you whip them out in public.
Now, I guess making sure you are buried in one of your favourite suits would do.