Today makes it 19 years that Martins Baker passed on to eternal glory.
Though you are gone your ideals still keeps me strong.
You, indeed was a mender of broken hearts.
Each time I remember our time together I am glad that you were not just a senior brother to me but also a mentor and a motivator.
You were one of the pioneers of fm radio presentation in kaduna, your show on Metro sound (Supreme ) FM 96.1 locked down Kaduna.
If I may ask….How is that side? How are the many folks that worked with you here that have since gone that way too….folks like Jumai Bello Aku, Umoru Musa (Presidio), Lt. Stagger, Pat Francis (Akada Queen) , Nurudeen Giwa, Tony Sagbe, and recently Chika Ejimofor.
We miss you dearly….Though I suspect that folks on that side can see us on this side but if not here is an update on what’s been happen since you left….
1- we are now in a democracy since 1999
2- Metro sound is now Supreme FM
3- She gave birth to a boy , he was name after you, he is now a man and he looks just like you. I am sure you know his mother passed on long ago.
4- We have all gotten married, Me, Bode Moses , Pascal ATTAH, Jack James, Umar social, Sam T, James Jonathan, …..we are too many to list here.
5- Hope you and General don settle for yonder? I know that Justina and Clara will always wade in as usual and resolve whatever issue there are.
6- Many people still talk about you and how you and you impacted on them positively….do you remember Gramo, Samson Decca, Toyon Alabi, Medina Dauda, Sadaat Mahmoud, Zico Bare & , Harstaup , Rev. Father Matins, John Baba, Rose T&D, Thommyroll, Bobio, Otis, Habila, SMG, Stella Bond, Christy Eseigbe, Rev Bran, Susan, Abayomi Abayomi Muhammad Alabi, Gloria , Maria Ihoma,
7- Have Balla Miller (Costain Club) and Mr Balogun(Broadway club)located you? I know you are their senior over there and you will also take good care of them…..I am sure you have since linked up with Nana Foster.
……Do take it easy on yourself and others around you over there because like you always say….life is for the living (living?)….sorry I don’t know what adjective to use. But you understand what I mean.
Even as I write you this note, the song that is bussing in my head is # Eric Clapton’s ‘Tears in Heaven’
I miss you Martins….
May your soul continue to rest in peace.