Tuesday, June 22, 2021

I’ve been fighting bandits in my dreams since my father died in Southern Kaduna – Joe El


Almost a year after the death of his father, singer Joel Amadi, popularly known as Joe El, has revealed that he still battles with the trauma.

In an interview with Sunday Scoop, he said, “One of the traumas I still go through is that anytime any of my sisters or mum calls me, the first thing that pops up in my head is ‘Hope these people are safe’? That fear just comes.
“On the day that incident happened, it was my younger sister who called and when I answered the phone, she narrated everything to me. She told me how they hid under the bed, while gunshots were sounding everywhere.
“Since my dad’s demise, anytime I sleep, even if it’s a 30 minutes nap, I see myself in a dream battling with bandits or herdsmen. Now, I have even become used to it because it hit me so hard. I am the only son and have to take care of three grown women (sisters and mum). Anytime I look around and see that my dad is not around, it makes me feel very miserable. But, prayers have been keeping me strong. Anytime I feel ‘down’, I talk to God and I beg Him to give me strength because I have to stay alive and strong for my mother and sisters.”

Recall that Joe El's Dad was killed by bandits in one of the attacks that took place in Southern Kaduna. 

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