Music executive, Ubi Franklin took to Instagram to share an emotional write-up to mark his son’s birthday. Ubi, whose marriage to Lilian Esoro ended soon after their son Jayden Naetochukwu Keyu Ekapong Ubi-ofem was born wrote:
“If I were a singer I’ll write my last one year into a song. Trust me the first and second verses will be sad lyrics But the last verse will be filled up with praise and worship, faith, Hope and love. Outro will be Thanksgiving
“Are you sure that you haven’t learnt how to write yet? Because you carved your name all over my heart since the very day you were born. Your angelic smile and your innocent eyes support my faith in the fact that life is worth living despite all the troubles.
“Finally, you have got a whole number as your age. My dear child, as you grow up, may you lose all your fears and inhibitions but never the innocence in your soul. The cutest selfies ever, are the ones taken with you If any of us boring adults had the chance, I bet we would all want to go back to being one year olds again. So enjoy your enviable age while it lasts. May The Lord uphold me as parent to stay strong and mentor your growing up.
“Create in my son a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within him (Psalm 51:10). May my son walk after You, God, and fear You and keep Your commandments and obey Your voice. May he serve You and hold fast to You (Deuteronomy 13:4). May my son be strong and courageous and not fear or be in dread, for it is You, Lord, our God, who goes with him. You will never leave him or forsake him (Deuteronomy 31:6). May my son walk before You, God, as King David walked, with integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that You have commanded him, and keeping Your statutes and rules (1 Kings 9:4). Like Timothy, may my son be an example to believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity (1 Timothy 4:12). Happy Birthday – Jayden Naetochukwu Keyu Ekapong Ubi-ofem. My son. God Bless you”