Mother of the late General Manager for The Multimedia Group’s Joy Brands, Elvis Kwashie has said it will be very difficult to overcome her grief.
Mercy Adzo Bonuedie indicated that things may not be the same for her again after the passing of her first child, Mr Kwashie.
“My Koku is gone; it is very painful to lose him and his dad in less than two years. My Koku will no longer call me on the phone or visit me here again…it is very painful,” Mrs Bonuedie painfully said.
Elvis Kwashie was attached to his mother and never went a day without hearing from her, despite his busy schedules.
Family members say he was more like a second father to his siblings and the entire family, a man of discipline who has been noted for his love and care for all around him.
Madam Bonuedie believes her son will continue to have a perfect rest, saying she will forever cherish him.
‘It’s hard to believe my son is no more’ – Mother of late Elvis Kwashie
Elvis Kwashie and his mother, Mercy Adzo Bonuedie
In an interview with JoyNews, some members of the family also shared their fond memories of the man they so loved and cherished.
Until his painful demise, the family recognised Efo Koku, as he is affectionately called was a great pillar and a problem solver who held the family together.
“We will miss him, he’s been an inspiration, and he’s been an amazing brother. He’s always there to listen. We will miss him but God knows best,” one of his sisters said.
“Koku has been such a wonderful person from childhood. He was so jovial, very much reserved and has been a pillar to this family. We are trusting God that during this time, he will see us through.”
Elvis Kwashie’s younger brother, Selorm Komi Bonuedie, described his death as devastating.
“It’s a very devastating news because after my father passed on two years ago, everything [was] handed over to Elvis, my brother who was our spiritual leader and everything.”
“He calls himself a problem solver so whenever there is an issue, my mum always says, ‘wait Koku will come’’ and once Koku comes, there’s a solution to the problem. We thank God for giving him to us. As a kid, I was very close to him, he was not just my brother; we were friends as well,” he recalled.
“He was always correcting us, even my dad so [after] becoming an editor and all that, I was not surprised at all. I find it extremely difficult to refer to him in the past.”
Other siblings Elvis Kwashie left behind include Patience Ama Bonuedie, Vera Aku Bonuedie, Esther Bonuedie, and Bless Bonuedie.
The maternal uncle of the late Elvis Kwashie, Rev Joshua Dzidzornu recounted how adorable Elvis was as a child and how he grew to become a disciplinarian and wonderful nephew he has always been proud of.
He remembered how good Koku was to the family and even the extended family as well as everyone around him.
A niece to the late media professional, Chrysa Weye Zoure, who wrote a beautiful poem to the memory of Elvis, said her uncle was her best friend, her confidant, her everything and thinking about him is the greatest feeling ever.
Meanwhile, some members of the Church of Pentecost in Ho have described Mr Kwashie as a great man of God, a prayer warrior and a very kind man.