Tonto Dikeh, a Nollywood actress and mother, has cited reasons she has never attended a funeral and will never participate in one.
Tonto claims she made a vow as a child never to attend a funeral, and she intends to keep it. She also said that when she loses a family member or loved one, people should not offer her money or consolation because she doesn't do so well with that.
"I have never attended a burial before.
I will never attend one too, I said this when I was a child, and I will stick by it.
My mom'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 moms, 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 am grateful.
MY PAIN IS BIGGER THAN YOU THINK..
Your presence may mean a lot, BUT I'll love to grieve privately.