Saturday, July 4, 2009

Hi Everyone,

A little bit of sad news. Prince (Dr.) James ‘Tunde Durodola died, July 2nd 2009, at the age of 86. Yes, my dad has gone on to his wonderful home in heaven. That’s why it’s a little bit sad, because I will miss him. He was the best dad in the whole world and he was my pal and buddy too, but he’s dancing in Heaven now and having a ball! And I am soooo happy for him.

Tunde, the Little Nigerian Prince books are based on his life growing up in his town of Egbe, Nigeria, and they will go on and I’ll keep writing and I hope you kids will keep on enjoying them. It’s sad to have someone you love leave you, but you can be glad when you know where they are and it’s the best place in the whole wide world and a place they’ve been longing to go to. Like he told me some years ago, “Well, I can’t stay here forever”, but I wanted him to.

The next Tunde book has gone to the publisher, Sweeties Books. Its title is Tunde, the Little Nigerian Prince and the Soldier Ants. (This was Dad’s favorite) Prince Tunde has an adventure! Stay tuned for its pre-release date!

Love you all, Princess Ayo

1 comment:

  1. So sorry to hear your very sad news Princess Ayo, Your father will continue to be proud of you.
    All the best.