Celebrated Nigerian Comedian, Otaghware Otas Onodjayeke, known by stage name ‘I Go Save’, will bury his father, late Evangelist Joseph Pender Onodjayeke, who died on June 1st 2016 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.
I Go Save also shared that some of his friends in the entertainment industry will be present to support him and his family.