On Wednesday, 27th of May year 2020, famous Nigerian entertainer and dancer of the 9os, Lady Tessy-Alero Yembra passed away after an illness related to diabetes and High Blood Pressure.
Tessy Yembra who returned from her business sojourn abroad in the mid 80s is synonymous with entertainment business in Nigeria.
The Delta State, Southern Nigerian born dance queen who was born and raised in Lagos made her youthful age a memorable one in the 90s with her great dance steps in the album of late Fuji music czar, Alhaji (Dr.) Sikiru Ayinde Barrister’s Fuji Gabbage and Afro Juju music creator, Sir Shina Peters’s iconic Ace album where she featured in the Ijo Shina track.
Tessy’s creative efforts launched her into national limelight in the early 90s and earned her the sobriquet “Queen of Fast Dance” or “Queen of Afro Juju” or better still, “Princess of Fuji Gabbage”.
In this exclusive encounter with Asabe Afrika TV her daughter, Ms. DOLAPO EGBAILO-BECKLEY revealed very last moments of the effervescent artiste and business woman and how Nigeria’s doctors’ apathy due to the fear of Covid-19 pandemic lead to her sudden demise.
It is a such a sad experience.
We spoke to grand kids, relatives and neighbors and the verdict remains that “TESSY WAS A GOOD WOMAN IN HER LIFE TIME”.
Find out more in this exclusive documentary.
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