In a heart-wrenching moment for renowned Nollywood actress, Yeye Rose Odika JP, the painful loss of her dear mother, Mrs. Grace Nwaka Odika, nee Nkemdiche, has left a deep void in her life. Mrs. Grace Odika, aged 75, peacefully passed away on the 4th of September, 2023.


As Rose Odika grieves for her beloved mother, she seeks solace in the loving memory of a woman who played multiple roles in her life – a mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. The family has announced a series of events to commemorate the life of Mrs. Grace Odika.


The funeral rites will commence with a Christian Wake ceremony on the 3rd of November, 2023, at St. Rita Catholic Church, Arometa, Sango Eleyele Road, Ibadan, from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The officiating priest, Rev’d Father Augustine Nwajagu, will lead the congregation in prayer and remembrance.



The final farewell will take place on the 10th of November, 2023, at St. Thomas’ Catholic Church, Ugbodu, Delta State, at 10 am, followed by interment at Pa Nkemdiche’s Compound in Igwisi, Ugbodu.


In this challenging time, Yeye Rose Odika JP, an actress who has touched the hearts of many through her performances, needs the support and love of her fans, well-wishers, and the Nollywood community. While mourning her beloved mother, comforting words can provide solace to her grieving heart.


Let’s come together to show our support and love for the actress who has entertained us for years. Your contributions and blessings can help alleviate some of the burdens she may be facing during this period of loss. Rose Odika has given us countless moments of joy; let’s extend our hand of compassion in return.

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