There’s truly something about the Esiris that we all absolutely love.
In February 2013, it was announced that Nollywood veteran actor Justus Esiri was dead. Just before his demise, the pioneer actor and his music star son Dr. Sid had a fun photo shoot for Urban Royale Magazine‘s 3rd edition (The Father’s Day issue).
According to the Urban Royale team, they had already completed two days of the photo shoot and a preliminary interview with Dr. Sid, before Justus Esiri’s death. So they had to schedule another interview with Dr. Sid at his family residence.
In the brief interview, Dr. Sid opens up about his doting father;
Losing my dad has taken a lot out of me, but it has given me a lot as well. I miss the man just for his sheer awesomeness. He was so great, always so composed, he had everything under control. He had a great smile, he had charisma, and he was so charming.
Everywhere he went into, he would light up the room. Those are qualities I try to imbibe in myself in my everyday life, in everything I do. At this point… (he pauses, he seems to be getting really emotional).
My dad is going to be missed not just by me, but by the whole world. My job right now is try to live my life in a way I know that is befitting to his legacy and that would make him proud of me. And even though he can’t see me physically, I know that he is watching over me. I miss him so much. I’m just going to try and do right by him.
The cover story will tell different accounts on the recent interview with Dr. Sid and UR’s experience with the duo all through the photo shoot respectively. Check out exclusive photos from the shoot.
Also in this issue are interviews with music star Iyanya, TV personality/fashion blogger Karen Young and Nollywood actor Sam Dede. Fashion blogger Adaku Ufere is also featured for the “Beauty & The Budget”.
This issue is currently available. Ask your vendor for a copy.
Photography: Leewo Jones
Words by Vivienne Ndem