Nollywood actress, Ada Ameh continues to grief over the death of her only child, Aladi Gift, who died in October 2020 after battling a prolonged illness.
In a recent interview with Sunday Scoop, the bereaved mother lamented on battling depression due to the loss of her child.
Recounting how her late daughter meant everything to her, Ada Ameh stated that she would not have been here today if it not been for her late daughter.
In her words,
“In the space of some years, I lost four members of my family. It was in 2018 after the death of my younger sister, Ajuma, who was a football coach, that I discovered I was suffering from depression. I had not even healed totally when my daughter passed away.
My family members, friends, and colleagues stood by me and supported me with prayers. Empress Njamah became like a small mother to me. We have known each other for over 22 years. It has just been by the grace and mercy of God.
“I miss my daughter so much and I still have a large picture of her in my living room. My daughter died as an adult and we practically grew up together. I had her at the age of 14. She was more of a friend to me than a daughter. It is not something I can ever forget. Even if I give birth again tomorrow, I cannot replace her.
She was irreplaceable. She made me a better person. The way I value and appreciate people was because of her. In many ways, she made me who I am today. If I did not have her, perhaps, I would not have been the person I am today. She gave my life a new meaning and she made my journey much easier (cries).”