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I felt betrayed by God when my husband died, late gospel singer’s widow



Chinonso Arubayi , on Wednesday , revealed how she felt when her husband , gospel artiste , Eric Arubayi died on February 11 , 2017 .During a programme on Continental Television , Arubayi said , he felt betrayed by God that her husband , could die so unexpectedly.

Arubayi said , “ My husband and I lived a faith -based life . We prayed together. When he died, I lived in denial because I felt betrayed by God that my husband , a gospel artiste , could die . For the longest time , I didn ’ t want to pray . People sent me scriptures and messages, I didn ’ t want to have anything to do with it .

“ While the society was supportive , it also had certain expectations ; wear black, cut your hair , do and be seen to be in mourning .

“ I fell into depression , shaved my hair at first and went to the barber again, that it wasn ’ t low enough . I wanted to go bald . I cut my hair and my friends would go , “ Girl , you are still fine . ” That only made me feel worse . I just wanted to about with charcoal and everything .
“ When I started getting comfortable wearing black , being sad , I started going to church to hear the word . Also , a good friend of mine , reminded me that I was made for the glory of God and I needed to let it shine . That was when I started wearing make up and dressing up .

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“ Besides , as a professional Make – up artiste , how would I be able to convince people to let me make up for them , if I was looking unkempt ?

Arubayi revealed that her husband ’ s death was , “ so painful, because this was someone , I wanted to spend the rest of my life with . I wish I had him for longer . It was a rude shock to me . We were together for three years .

She added that after her experience , she realised that life was short and she wanted to live her life doing everything , she loved doing , which includes makeup .

Eric Arubayi died from complications arising from the administration of expired malaria drugs . He died at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital , Oghara aged 34 .

In 2007 , he became the third runner – up on singing reality TV show , West African Idol reality TV show .