16 Years On.... December 20th 2002 I my cousin “Moses illedo” Of blessed memory was travelling to Benin I wanted to go with him but my you didn’t want me to travel. I remember crying for so many hours before you allowed me to travel . You dropped us at the park, I never knew that the last day I will ever see you . When I travelled I was having strange dreams and strange feelings that something bad wants to happen but I never knew that death was knocking. December 26 2002 At about 8pm I heard my grand mum crying downstairs calling your name and when I asked what happened they said you where dead. That day still remains the saddest day of my entire life . I wish this date can be removed from my calendar as it brings nothing but sad memories. I am writing this note with tears in my eyes . My biggest regret was not being with u during your last moments because I actually I had the chance to, maybe I shouldn’t have traveled. Sad to see that you ain’t here to see how far and how much have achieved In life but I know you are proud of me anywhere you are. 16 years is a long time but the scar still looks fresh to me . I don’t think this pain can never go away. You were the happiest man I ever knew, you taught me more than just simple about life. you taught me so much about life. You showed me how to really fight and battle adversity and to never back down. You were a very generous man and always willing to help. You taught me a lot about hard work, love for friends and family, appreciation for the outdoors and respect for others. Not only was my father gone, but a best friend, a mentor, and my hero. My dear Father, you have always been my inspiration and you shall always be. Dying wasn’t your choice likewise allowing you to die wasn’t ours. One thing I promise you is to keep making you proud and ensure that your legacy never goes away . I love you dad.
Forever in my heart -Thèo Lyon-Olele .