Nollywood actress Rita Edochie has cancelled her birthday celebration to mourn her niece Martha Nwosisi.
The actress disclosed this in an Instagram post on Friday, April 16.
“My niece Martha Nwosisi will be laid to rest today.
“Today 16th April is my birthday but cannot celebrate it.
“Rest on Martha for God almighty knows the best,” the actress wrote in the Instagram post.
Rita has been in the news for cursing comedienne Ada Jesus over what she described as the latter’s act of blackmail.
Ada had previously accused Rita of conniving with Prophet Chukwuemeka Odumeje of performing fake miracles.
Months after that accusation, the comedienne fell ill and was diagnosed with a kidney problem that left her paralysed.
Some believe the ailment was a result of her allegation against the prophet.
The comedienne’s family even took her to Odumeje’s church to seek forgiveness.
The prophet, however, vowed not to forgive her until she provides evidence to back her claims of fake miracles.
He accused the comedienne of ruining his image with false accusations on social media.
Instead of forgiveness, he rained curses on Ada in a video that has since gone viral on social media, boasting that anybody who speaks against him will suffer terrible consequences.
Rita is also heard in the video cursing Ada and vowing not to forgive the comedienne.
“You will go from here. You will die from this so others can learn,” she said in Igbo.
Rita who is, sister-in-law to Nollywood legend Pete Edochie, thereafter received a lot of backlash from Nigerians who berated her for not acting like a Christian.
The condemnation forced her to release a video on Sunday, April 11, saying she has forgiven Ada.
She, however, added that she had been vindicated and that Ada should beg God for forgiveness and healing.
That, however, did not stop Nigerians from criticising her, saying the forgiveness was not genuine.
She responded by placing a curse on her critics, saying may what happened to Ada Jesus “happen to each and every one of you that saw the truth and decided to wag tongue on my page.”