Singer, voice coach and actress, Yinka Davies, experienced something that most parents dreadâ€” losing her child. Her son, Jeremiah, died on January 29, 2021, at the age of 27.
In an interview with Sunday Scoop, the entertainer stated that though losing him was a tough experience for her, she was glad he had a fulfilled life. She said, â€œWe are having his memorial today (January 29). It is a year today since we lost him. It has been a blessing and we thank God for grace to have fathered and mothered such a beautiful boy. It was tough but I thank God he lived (a fulfilled life).â€
The actress who has maintained a trim figure over the years stated that she did not have any beauty routine. She said, â€œWe are blessed. I donâ€™t have any special beauty tips to look ageless. The journey (in the entertainment industry) has been good and crazy but I thank God. He has been good to me and I canâ€™t complain. This is a gift we canâ€™t lay claim to, except to be grateful.â€
On what influenced her decision to become a stage actress, Davies said, â€œI guess it was because of the love I had for it. I just wanted to be a fine artist but I was too distracted because I was doing fine arts, theatre and dancing. I was enjoying it and I helped set up the stage too. So, it was just one time I said I wanted to be an actor. My journey has been a good one. I am grateful for the opportunity given to me to be part of peopleâ€™s lives.â€
Having spent over three decades in the entertainment industry, Davies noted that she had learnt to stay truthful, remain grateful and always be prayerful.