By Mary Abazuo
Popular Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has disclosed that she does not attend burial ceremony as a result of a decision she made as a child which she intends to keep.
The mother of one took to her Instagram page on Thursday to state that her mother’s burial ceremony might be the first she has ever attended.
The actress who recently lost her stepmother that stood as a mother figure for her noted that she doesn’t do well with condolence messages or people sending mother to her for consolation.
Tonto, while stating that she would like to grieve alone, added that she appreciates her fans but would prefer that people pray for her and her family.
She wrote, “I have never attended a burial before. I will never attend one too. I said this when I was a child and I stick by it.
“My mum’s burial will/might be my first ever. To all my friends who think I am shutting them out, my reason is I don’t attend burials.
“If I let you attend my mum’s I will owe you the same favour and I can’t repay that. If you love me, pray for my family. If you intend to support me, only pray for me.
“Don’t send a dime or a consolation message. I don’t do so well with that! But know I appreciate you all a lot and I’m grateful.”
On her feelings and grief, the actress said, “My pain is bigger than you think. Your presence may mean a lot but I’ll love to grieve privately.”