Veteran Nollywood actress Rita Edochie is currently in a state of mourning as she celebrates her birthday today.
This comes barely a few days after the actress took to her social media page to confirm she has forgiven ailing Nigerian comedian Ada Jesus for peddling rumours about her and controversial clergy Odumejeje.
In a post shared on her Instagram page, the actress said she could not celebrate her birthday following her niece’s death.
She captioned the post thus: MY NIECE MARTHA NWOSISI WILL BE LAID TO REST TODAY. TODAY 16TH APRIL IS MY BIRTHDAY BUT CAN NOT CELEBRATE IT. REST ON MARTHA FOR GOD ALMIGHTY KNOWS THE BEST.
Reacting to the post, some fans and Nollywood stars such as Anita Joseph, Ngozi Ezeonu, Yul Edochie and many others stormed her comment section with condolence messages.
yuledochie wrote: Ewoo. So sorry Mama. Do accept my condolences.
chiomakpotha wrote: So so sorry for your loss 😢🙏🏾.
anitajoseph8 wrote: Mama ndo she’s resting in peace🙌.
officialngoziezeonu wrote: OMG! RIP.
nkechi.nweje wrote: Oh my God…..how did it happened. Never heard until few days back. I have been in pains too. …Oh God Please rest Her Soul in Peace🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏😭😭😭😭😭.