Speaking to Punch, Nomoreloss’ younger brother Ademola spoke of the late singer’s selflessness, and his passion for music. Excerpts from the interview below!
How would you describe your brother, Nomoreloss?
He was a selfless person. He was down-to-earth and that was the reason why he was not loud even though he was in the limelight. In order to be successful in the entertainment industry today, one has to be a bit vain but my late brother was none of that.
Can you recollect your last conversation with him?
He spoke about his daughter and music. He loved both dearly. He always wanted his daughter to be happy and he cared about his music.
What do you remember about his last moments?
As a selfless person, he never wanted anyone to experience the pain he went through. He always called everybody to tell them he was fine, regardless of his condition. On his last night at the hospital, he made it clear to everyone that he was fine. In fact, he asked me to get him cranberry juice on my way to the hospital the following morning. When we got there in the morning, we were told he had passed on.
What was growing up with him like?
It was pretty difficult. We did everything together. He never took ‘no’ for an answer. He was not vain or flashy and could not pretend about anything. He was not interested in the flamboyance in the entertainment industry, he just wanted to sing.
Is there anything you could have done for him or said to him if he were alive?
The only regret and pain I have is that he kept so many secrets to himself.
How do you mean by secrets?
That is a mysterious thing I cannot explain right now. He was not very open. He kept telling everyone he was fine even at his last moments. His passing is still a big shock.