Ruth Matete has spoken for the first time about coping with grief after losing her husband Blessed John Olakami Apewajoye early this year.
The Tusker Project Fame 5 winner revealed how the loss strengthened her faith in her religion and she never allowed the lack of support from loved ones taint her resolve to overcome.
“Truth is, when I look back, I realize that I had and still have more people who are for me than those who are against me. People, both those I know and strangers, have stood with me. My unborn child and I have not gone a day without food or shelter. It’s just that the enemy will always want us to focus on the bad by magnifying it. But in the real sense, the good always outweighs the bad,” posted the Mwaminifu songbird on Instagram.
She went on: “I had this woman of God who really stood with me. I’ll be honest, I didn’t expect it. But wueh! She was there. I loved how she would blatantly tell me the truth sometimes. I would call her anytime and she would answer. Pray with me…some days she would just listen while I lamented. Listen, sometimes when one is hurting, you don’t need to say anything. Just listen… that’s all they could be needing at that time.”
Her husband’s death came as a shock after he sustained burns following a gas accident. It was reported that Ruth’s late husband caught fire at their home while trying to fix their gas cylinder. The Nigerian national was immediately admitted to the ICU after suffering 60% burns. Days later, he was pronounced dead.