Nigerian gospel artiste, Joy Eseoghene Odiete, popularly known as Jodie, who sang the popular song, Kuchi Kuchi, released in 2010, has called on Nigerians to help her.
On Wednesday, she posted on her Instagram page, @jodiegreat, to solicit assistance and expressed her feeling about her current struggle as a mother of a child with special needs.
Jodie’s son Chinua, clocked six on April 9, 2022.
She said taking care of her child born with cerebral palsy has been financially and emotionally stress that she had to beg to survive.
Jodie also disclosed reasons why she has not been creating music asbefore during the Kuchi Kuchi time.
An extract of her lengthy post read, “I am not a lazy person. I sang a song, Kuchi Kuchi in 2010, which Kings and Queens have listened to and enjoyed.” She wrote on Wednesday, “I am using the soft spot that song may have created to make this appeal. In the past six years, I have hawked beaded jewellery in offices. I have sold hair care products. I have begged. I have borrowed.
“Who knows? Maybe the essence of Kuchi Kuchi was not for my popularity, but to respond to the silent cries of mothers who gave birth to special needs children.
“Maybe its essence was to speak for the blood of the special needs children that have been spilled IN SECRET by helpless mothers who did not know what else to do. I know this because some strangers have advised me to kill or abandon my son because such children are sent to swallow up finances.”
By Damilola Olufemi