Filmmaker, Emem Isong loses her father and shares a tribute to her father, expressing the pain she feels and the loss that has changed her life. Emem Isong is one of the top filmmakers in the Nigerian film industry, and her name always rings a bell.
The filmmaker owns Royal Arts Academy at Surulere, Lagos, and it is the home of some of Nigeria’s best filmmakers and practitioners.
About her father’s death, she writes:
One is never prepared for the death of a parent. Even when they’re ill, no matter how one has braced up for the eventuality of their passing, the grief still hits hard. And so I am left grieving, with the weight of this loss resting on my already broken heart. But in all things, we will continue to thank God for a life well spent and fulfilled. You have ran your race, Jesus has taken you back home to rest. In the end, God’s will always prevails. Adieu Papa, we will definitely meet again on the resurrection day.😢😢 Your Adiagha
Despite her grief and pain, she still believes her father is in a better place.