According to the comedian who is the second son and fourth child amongst seven children, late Evangelist Joseph Pender ONODJAYEKE death has been a great loss to the family.
I Go Save was almost in tears when he 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 freshly in my 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 my 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. (that father laughing at his son kind of laughter). 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.” he said
On how he felt when he heard the sad news, he said “The first thing I heard after the sad news of his demise was that loud laugh. That same first laugh. I know I won’t see him again but I have decided to put aside the pains of his death and hold on to that SAME LAUGH.” he said.
Late Joseph Pender Onodjayeke, died on the first of June 2016 at 74 years old. He will be finally layed to rest on Saturday, 22nd of October, 2016 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.