Gone But Forever In Our Hearts; Zara Gretti To Be Buried Tomorrow, Friday April 4

Today, we join in remembering 28 year-old Zara Margaret –Mary Joseph popularly known as Zara Gretti who passed to glory on Friday March 28, 2014 in her Ogba residence in Lagos, Nigeria after a long battle with multiple sclerosis (MS) – an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord.

The late Zara Gretti

Born in Lagos, Nigeria to Eugene Kolawole Joseph and Abimbola Akindele, on July 30, 1985, Zara become an independent artiste and songwriter who began to gain grounds in 2007 after the release of her hit song ‘Aboko Ku’, going on to score major singles like “The Flyest” and “Teno”.

In the last 2 years, Zara shared via social media platforms; Instagram and twitter her struggle with Multiple Sclerosis and allowed her followers see her journey through the difficult times. She shared videos on Instagram about her difficulty to walk and sleep; her pain and discomfort and appealed to followers to help her get back on her feet again.


Anne Marie; Guardian of the late artiste said “Zara was a great girl, always smiling amidst the pain she went through. We miss her and wish she did not have to go so soon; but God knows best”

Zara will be buried at the Ikoyi Cemetery on Friday 4th April 2014 after a Funeral Mass at 10am at Holy Cross Cathedral, Catholic Mission Street, Lagos.

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