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BN Exclusive: “I Miss Him So Much”! Read Dr. Sid’s Tribute to his father Justus Esiri in Urban Royale Magazine’s 3rd Issue

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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.

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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”.

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You will also get a look into the rich culture and city of Uyo.
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This issue is currently available. Ask your vendor for a copy.

Credits
Photography: Leewo Jones
Words by Vivienne Ndem

28 Comments

  1. Poshlady

    June 25, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    I love the pic of him siting down beside his father on the floor.priceless

    • AW

      June 25, 2013 at 4:40 pm

      Me too, I think there is a saying that “the best way to learn about life is at the feet of an elder”. That’s what that picture brings to mind.

  2. nonye

    June 25, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Justus Esiri… Such a gentleman.

  3. berrysk couturier

    June 25, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    How do i subscribe for this mag please?

    • Urban Royale Magazine

      June 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      hi,
      To subscribe please email [email protected]
      You can also read past issues on the website: urbanroyalemagazine.com. Thsnk u

  4. xoxo

    June 25, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Eyah, RIP Justus Esiri.

  5. jerry

    June 25, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    nice pics I love it

  6. reallyyyyyy!!!

    June 25, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Justus Esiri has such a bright and beautiful smile. God bless your soul sir.

  7. Joan

    June 25, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Awwww RIP Justus Esiri. Watched a movie that he featured in yesterday and it felt kinda sad. But he did leave his mark in the entertainment industry, that’s something we should all strive to do.

  8. Hurperyermie

    June 25, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    RIP Justus Esiri

  9. moyo

    June 25, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    very nicely done, RIP justus esiri, he was a great actor. luv the second pic of karen young. beautiful!

  10. Deedee

    June 25, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Justus Esiri, a great actor, you are truly missed, RIP Sir!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. pynk

    June 25, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Justus Esiri – my older man crush. Loved this man to pieces.

  12. X-factor

    June 25, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    RIP Justus Esiri

  13. Sring

    June 25, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Nice man RIP.

  14. uby

    June 25, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    RIP JUSTUS ESIRI……

  15. NNENNE

    June 26, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Be comforted. Your Dad lived a good live. May his gentle soul continue to rest in peace.

  16. jennietobbie

    June 26, 2013 at 3:30 am

    nothing like good name and reputation!!! father and son

  17. wendu

    June 26, 2013 at 3:58 am

    He was my best veteran actor. Though I didn’t know him personally, but I truly will miss him. To the family do accept my condolence . RIP JUSTUS Esiri

  18. hollabeesie

    June 26, 2013 at 7:20 am

    A rare gem,one of a kind in the movie industry.I used to love watching his movies,he and Pete Edochie were my first and older favourite actors,they were incredibly unique and talented.I will miss you…RIP irreplacable Justus Esiri.nice pics by the way.

  19. Nkem

    June 26, 2013 at 10:16 am

    this was class to the movie industry, the man acted with all his heart, had alot of presence on screen and trully comanded alot of respect, he will be greatly missed, recently a movie he was in and i was like; ‘is he dead’ couldnt even recall cos he seemed so around, may his soul continue to rip; dr sid, nice tribute to your dad, parents are just the best thing ever;

  20. maame

    June 26, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    beautiful smile bless his soul

  21. pweedypie

    June 26, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    his legacies still lives on. such a great actor of our time .. may God grant his gentle soul rest in his bosom

  22. love

    June 26, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    A gentleman, and always classy. Rest in peace. Dr Sid, stay strong.

  23. Chillin

    June 26, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Justus Esiri was a great actor. I am a very big fan of his.

  24. Asaa

    June 26, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Lovely photoshoot! I miss you Sir! keep resting well! Sid, be consoled and hold your head high! You had a rare gem as a father! Please do him proud! Watched him on Jara and he spoke well about you and was even singing your “pop champagne”! was nice but hilarious! Jisie ike!

  25. Winnie

    June 26, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    What a love between son and father this is a awesome love to share eachother
    so beautiful how they shoot in their pictures.
    Rest in Peace Justus Esiri!

  26. Jo!

    June 26, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    body shop labelled as budget? hmmm

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