Nollywood actress and Evangelist Eucharia Anunobi has lost her only son, Raymond Ekwu to sickle cell anemia. Raymond who she had with her ex-husband, Charles Ekwu, in 2002, has been with Sickle Cell Anemia from birth.
The 15-year-old reportedly died on Tuesday morning, from complications associated with the disease.
Confirming the news to NET, the actress said: “My son has gone to our place of origin (heaven) to be with our daddy Jesus, waiting for me when I eventually go there at the fullness of time.”
Eucharia Anunobi whose marriage to Raymond’s father Charles from 2000-2009 ended in a messy divorce had in an interview revealed that she regretted having the son out of wedlock.
“It was not a deliberate choice that I have made. It came by chance, it came by mistake. God does not kill His children who have made mistakes. He would rather sustain them and tell them that He is the owner of all things.
“The Lord has been sustaining me as a single parent. I don’t think about it, all I know is, ‘God, you are the one that created me and the child that you gave to me’. So whatever that is needed of me, it was a wrong choice that I made.”
Asked if she had tried to reconcile with the father of her son, Eucharia said: “When somebody says that I do not want to be a responsible father what do you do? You don’t take a horse to the river and force it to drink.
She, however, affirmed her plan of settling down with her ideal man. “
“Of course. Every woman says I want a tall black, handsome man. We all need good things. All the good things every normal woman wants, I want it too. He must be somebody who has the spirit of God, someone who has Christ as his backbone.”
Born 25th May 1965 Eucharia Anunobi is a popular veteran Nigerian actress and producer who has been in the Nigerian Movie industry for over two decades. She is best known for her roles in the movies like Abuja Connection, Glamour Girls and more.
Eucharia who has starred in over 90 movies was brought into the limelight in 1994 for her role in the movie Glamour Girls.
The Imo state born actress is currently serving as an evangelist at Fresh Oil Ministry International, Egbeda, Lagos State, where she was ordained in February 2012.
Eucharia holds a National Diploma in Mass Communication from Institute of Management Technology, IMT Enugu and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in English Language from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.