Cross reveals valuable lesson his family learned after his father’s assassination

Big Brother Naija (All Stars) finalist, Ikechukwu Sunday Okonkwo, popularly known as Cross, has said his family understood the importance of protectiveness when his father was assassinated.

The reality TV star, who fielded questions on Arise TV said losing his dad early in life, leaving his mother to raise him and his siblings with a lot of love taught him not to take things to heart.

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Cross revealed that he and his siblings had to start being each other’s protectors after the assassination. He also said he knows that there’s an inevitable end for all so he doesn’t take life too seriously.

He said; “I don’t hold grudges. I got that part of love from my mum and siblings. After my dad got assassinated, it was more or less like we need to protect ourselves. So, right there, we became one another’s protectors.

By sticking together and protecting ourselves, we realised that you shouldn’t take life too deep. You should put it on the surface, and what will happen will happen.”

Meanwhile, in another news…

Nigerian singer, Teni has said the trauma of watching her father, Simeon Apata, a retired soldier being assassinated affected her life.

According to Teni, she was just two years old when the entire family witnessed the incident in their living room. She, however, said her dad would always remain her hero.

She said; “My father was a disciplinarian. He was a soldier and he owned a school; Apata Memorial High School. He was also a big philanthropist.

“Growing up with my father passing at such a young age, the trauma of losing my father at a young age affected me. You know, him being assassinated in the presence of all of us and all that stuff. I was 2 at the time.

“Him passing away robbed me as a child of having a father figure. It sort of made me have trust issues growing up. Because they [gunmen] came into our house purposely to kill him.”