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Emmanuel Adebayor Tells Life Story, Says Family Members Delaying His Progress

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Emmanuel Adebayor Tells Life Story, Says Family Members Delaying His Progress

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May 6, 2015 – Emmanuel Adebayor Tells Life Story, Says Family Members Are Delaying His Progress

The popular footballer took to Facebook few hours ago to tell fans his family story in a bid to encourage other Africans going through the same thing.

Hear him;

” I have kept these stories for a long time but I think today it is worth sharing some of them with you. It’s true that family matters should be solved internally and not in public but I am doing this so that hopefully all families can learn from what happened in mine. Also keep in mind that none of this is about money.

‘At the age of 17, with my first wages as a footballer, I built a house for my family and made sure they are safe. As you all know, I have received the trophy of African Player of the Year in 2008. I also brought my mother on stage with me to thank her for everything. In that same year, I brought her to London for various medical check ups.

‘When my daughter was born, we contacted my mum to inform her but she immediately hung up the phone and didn’t wanna know hear about it. Reading your recent comments, some people said my family and I should consult T.B Joshua. In 2013, I gave my mother money so she could consult him in Nigeria. She was supposed to stay for 1 week; but 2 days into her stay, I received a call saying she left.

‘Apart from all that l also gave my mother a great amount of money to start a business of cookies and different items. Naturally, I allowed them to put my name and picture on them so they can sell more. What else can a son do in his power to support his family?

‘A couple years ago, I bought a house in East Lagon (Ghana) for $1.2 million. I found it normal to let my older sister, Yabo Adebayor stay in that house. I also allowed my half brother (Daniel) to stay in the same house. A few months later, I was on vacation and decided to go to that house. At my surprise, I saw many cars in the driveway. In fact, my sister decided to rent out the house without me knowing. She also kicked Daniel out of that house.

‘Note that the house had about 15 rooms. When I called her and asked for explanation, she took about 30 minutes to abuse and insult me over the phone. I called my mother to explain the situation and she did the same as my sister. This same sister says I am ungrateful. Ask her about the car she is driving or anything she is selling today?

‘My brother Kola Adebayor, has now been in Germany for 25 years. He travelled back home about 4 times, at my expense. I fully cover the cost of his children’s education. When I was in Monaco, he came to me and asked for money to start a business. Only God knows how much I gave him. Where is that business today?

‘When our brother Peter passed away, I sent Kola a great amount of money so he could fly back home. He never showed up at the burial. And today that same brother (Kola) is telling people that I am involved in Peter’s death. How? He is the same brother who went and told inaccurate stories about our family to The Sun in other to take some money. They also sent a letter to my Club when I was in Madrid so I could get fired.

‘When I was in Monaco I thought it would be good to have a family of footballers. So I made sure my brother Rotimi gets into a football academy in France. Within a few months; out of 27 players, he stole 21 phones.

‘I would not say any anything about my brother Peter Adebayor because he is not here today. May his soul rest in peace.

‘My sister Lucia Adebayor keeps telling people that my dad told me to bring her to Europe. But what would be the purpose to bring her to Europe ? Everyone is here for a reason.

‘I was in Ghana when I received the news about my brother Peter being seriously ill.
I drove the fastest I could to Togo in order to meet him and help. When I arrived, my mother said I could not see him and I should just give the money and she would solve everything. Only God knows how much I gave her that day. People are saying I didn’t do anything to save my brother, Peter. Am I a fool to drive 2 hours to Togo for nothing?

‘I organised a meeting in 2005 to solve our family issues. When I asked them about their opinion, they said I should build each family member a house and give each of them a monthly wage.

‘Today I am still alive and they have already shared all my goods, just in case I die.

‘For all these reasons, it took very long for me to set up my foundation in Africa. Every time I try to help the people in need, they had to question me and all of them thought it was a bad idea.

‘If I am writing this, the main purpose is not to expose my family members. I just want other African families to learn from this. Thank you.’

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28 Comments

  1. Daniel

    May 6, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    This is why I ignore my family members back hom till now.
    They are so judgemental,critical and unloving.
    They only respect those who give them money, anytime I don’t send them money, they will refuse to pick my calls. It is an epidemy in Africa

  2. Festus ebosele

    May 6, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    My brother I feel your pains, for you to come online to discuss this I could only imagine what you going through. Always trust in God. God is your strength

  3. obi

    May 6, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    many people are in big trouble today because they want to please people back home. everybody has their own family problem, but you have to grow up and do what you think is right before God and not man.

  4. funke

    May 6, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    hmmmmmmm…..Thanks Adebayor for sharing this
    i strongly agree with him. blood family members are your worst enemies. i am going through thesame issue with my blood sisters from thesame mother and thesame father. one of my sisters even went as far as putting juju on clothes for me to wear and ever since i wore it, my problem of amubo (disappointments)started.
    family members are supposed to love you but some of us are not fortunate to have a good family. so thats why i moved far away from my sisters.
    infact when i see people collecting clothes and shoes from total stranger they do not know on one of these *** called *** blog, i always feel sorry for them because they do not know the evil people can do with clothes and shoes or anything you put on your body even jewellery. i am talking from experience becos it has happened to me

  5. sharton

    May 6, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    Nawaoo people’re too greedy with what this guy has said he has done enough for them so is left for them to do their own part now lazy people.

  6. amy

    May 6, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    Emmanuel if you have really done all this for your family , I will say bravo to you. Even before your problem with your family the Bible said in Mathew 10:36, that the enemies of man is the members of his family
    I will advice you to find family members with your wife and kids. you are not owing your siblings.
    Can you imagine stealing 21 phones amongst 25 people in few months

  7. Grace

    May 6, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Wow good story. Emmanuel thanks for sharing. Our families are our selfish lazy wicket and ungrateful. I am also a true example of your story. Our families are very very ungrateful. You help them they turn and insult or say rubbish about you. They are lazy and very very greedy.

    My dad lived in a rented property in my home town. Our mum late. At the moment I am thinking of building him a house and put him in but God kept saying no no do not do it because it can only lead me into big wahala.

    Our African families do not want to see us progress in life. The best way to deal with family members is do as God directs you. Or do not try to start helping them because it only cause wahala if you fail to continue what you started.

    They are all possessed with witchcrafts as you earlier mentioned to say you should build house for each family member. Go close to Jesus thats all and their evil plans will go back to them in hundred folds. If you do this and die tomorrow they will never helped your children. thay are all jealous families as well.

  8. Grace

    May 6, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    The best way to also deal with them is do not make a big mistake to drag your children into this family circle of helping. My advise keep them very far so that they do not carry on the help you are doing now.

    Because of the bad attitude of my families I have kept my children very far. Let it end with me and I dont cross to siblings children. I also pray for my children not to marry black men or our Nigerians just from my experience. I do midnight fasting because of this. My children do not visit families members. I have suffered in hands for my families yet ungrateful

  9. Richard

    May 6, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    That is African for you.no matter what you do for them they will tell you what have you done that someone else has not done before.
    My advice for you is to pick up life and learn from your past mistake.
    In this life you cannot satisfy everybody.To get the most out of life you paddle slowly.

  10. najim

    May 6, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    huummm, this life,,,,things are not easy ..i advise you to be prayerful, but dont cease to respect your mum, and continue to do your best for her welfare, i pray God to put you throuth.

  11. Prophet Gbenga Rotimi "KINI IWO NFE"

    May 6, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    I Pray with emmanuel adebayor in mighty name of Jesus Christ because word of GOD say’s ” be not afriad nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s”, So I decree by the power of holy ghost fire, be free in Jesus name, say a big(AMEN).
    There was i called family blood sacrifice, if the blood is one family, the glorious child in that family will not excel, so every family has it and we need to pray over it very well, i mean serious prayer.
    *08038433483#

  12. Prophet Gbenga Rotimi "KINI IWO NFE"

    May 6, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    There is what i called family blood sacrifice and if this blood is flowing in one family, the glorious child in that family will not excel, so every family have to pray over this.
    *08038433483#

  13. buki

    May 6, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    Come on guys!! Adebayor just said his own part of the story, I am not saying his wrong or somtn, but I believe dia re two sides to every story…

  14. the truth

    May 6, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    poor you. You’ve made the classic mistake every african child living abroad makes. Some people help their relatives and forget about themselves only realizing when it is too late and the people they help end up mocking and ridiculing them.

  15. Joro

    May 6, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    I will start by begging Emmanuel to please forgive his mum and continues to look after her. Whatever that might have happened Almighty God enjoins us be good to our parents especially our mother. I want you to know this is the journey of life that you cannot please everyone. Ignore others but please look after your mum, however it does not matter whom she gives the money to but please my dear oluwaseyi pls forgive all but focus on your mum.
    You should also bear in mind that the Almighty Lord that created us people still finds fault in Him especially when things are not going in their ways. Oluwaseyi omo Adebayo foster a good relationship with own wife and children because they are your tomorrow. Again God Almighty will continue to lead you but pls forgive and look after your mother. From concerned mother, London

  16. jacko wacko

    May 6, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    His mum,s reminds me of my mum. She,s an ungrateful element + a sadist!

    • Ogogoro

      May 8, 2015 at 7:38 PM

      ….you are really a jacko wacko!!!!

  17. Jilo

    May 7, 2015 at 12:14 AM

    The truth is a bitter pill to swallow but to call a spade a spade, your dangerous enemy is your blood relations. If you’ve not been in this guy shoes, you will think that he is exposing his family for no reason. This guy is really fed up and I can understand. Similar situation happened to my Father. I also know a woman who resides in United State who could have been poisoned by her siblings because of her properties. Thank God her daughter was present when they were plotting the game. They taught she is an American child who does not understand our native language. The little girl understand the language but she couldn’t speak our traditional language. As soon as her mother came back, she explained all evil intention plotted by her siblings. Since they refused to taste that food, that was the last time that woman ever step her feet in Nigeria. This life is full of puzzles. You will be trying hard to be successful and help others but as soon as they see you being bless, the war will now be directed towards you. Your own blood relatives will be praying for you to die just because they want to inherit the little gift that God gives you.

  18. Danti

    May 7, 2015 at 3:50 AM

    This is a typical Yoruba s**t! I am a Yoruba;but not a Yoruba when it comes to family matters. I blame Emma for carrying banana come dey follow monkey. Chief Emma Adebayo, your first goal in life is your immediate family; your wife and children. When you create that much needed happiness for yourself then other irritants and appendages can be helped(shameless family members) Adebob , you are too close to “these” people and that can get you killed. Distance yourself, change all your phone numbers, you work hard for your money, stop wasting your money on faceless folks. I would advice you use IGBO kinematic
    (Ruthlessness) Trust me , that shit works wonder! Okay meen! Take good care of your self.

  19. Nkem

    May 7, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    Emma my brother, immediate family members are bunch of ungrateful elements, am in the same situation with you. My family immediate family members same father and mother are fighting me with their last blood. Because am the only priviledged one amongst 3 of us in a family I disatisfy my self to please all of them including my parents. the meager salary I get I spent it on them while I leave my children but today they have all turned against me asking me to pay their children’s fees and feed all of them, the most surprising one in my mother’s participation in this matter. So my brother find happiness in your wife and children an forget those lazy and ungrateful elements.

  20. sf

    May 7, 2015 at 10:06 AM

    May God give u the strengh to endure all these problems.Be prayerful, patient and strong. Dont allow that to wai u down, may God protect and guide u. all the best.

  21. toto bush baby

    May 7, 2015 at 12:21 PM

    no matter what u should not have expose your family matter to the public, they are still your family …we don hear your stories , but their is something u are hideing from us.. adebayo may be u get your own fault…well much better we hear from the other party . every body in your family can not be offending u like that..their is something to it. well take am easy they are still your family.

  22. Benso

    May 7, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    Adebayor, please concentrate on yr own wife n children, save for them and yourself and pray fervently, our dear God will deliver you. God is your strength and I wish you all d well.

  23. Tosin

    May 7, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    Bros I feel for u. That is how greedy people are. Please focus on your career. We are really missing your absence at Tottenham Hotspur . God will help you to find a permanent solution to your problem. For you to have said your story publicly , you must have been pushed to the wall. Fight on brother and remain blessed. Cheers!

  24. jimmy

    May 8, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Adebayo u are not alone,i face the same here too, dont give, a mother , familly can be a obstacle in ones life,espectially if diffrent fathessssssssr,just concentrate on your own familly.nothing can happen to u than what they have done, u just near GOD, is the only solution.

  25. jimmy

    May 8, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Adebayo u are not alone,i face the same here too, dont give up, a mother , familly can be a obstacle in ones life,espectially if diffrent fathers,just concentrate on your own familly.nothing can happen to u than what they have done, u just near GOD, is the only solution.

  26. Kiliwa john

    May 9, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Families fail us alot in Africa when you are working they expect you to shoulder their burden in the process they attain a lazy attitude toward work when you visit them they all come to greet you expecting some thing (money) in return and yet they don’t put it in mind to work hard to be like you but instead turn into parasites to suck from you.

  27. Senti

    May 11, 2015 at 6:32 AM

    Thank you for sharing your story adebayor. these people your so called sister and brothers they don’t love you they just want your money ,forget about them kick them out of your property and forget about them ………be wise

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