Emotional Moments As Nigerian Father Meets His 39yrs Old Daughter For The First Time (Photos)

at 10:39 PM, 3/09/2017 (9 months ago)
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Long Lost Family proved to be a real tear-jerker tonight after a Nigerian father collapsed and threw his first meeting with his 39-year-old daughter into jeopardy.

Laura Aker, who grew up in Kirkcaldy in Scotland, needed to know why her father Andrew Olum Ekpang abandoned her after meeting her mother while training for the navy.

The mother-of-three discovered that the man she called dad was not her real father as a teenager, before being shown a letter where Andy promised to return.

Nicky Campbell and the team found Laura’s half-brother Ntem on Facebook and made contact with him.

He revealed that he knew from birth about Laura and that she had always been important to Andy, but financial constraints meant he couldn’t see her.

Andy was “very elated” to see his daughter for the first time, but tragedy struck when he collapsed a week before he was due to travel and was taken to hospital.

It was touch and go whether he would be able to fly, but fortunately after three weeks his doctor gave him the all clear to fly over to meet his daughter.

Andy arrived at the airport with his walking stick beside his son Ntem.

Speaking to Nicky, he said:

“I had to [make it] and it is really wonderful and great.”
“I felt terribly happy and thanked my God that my daughter had been looking for me. I have always been thinking about her.
“It’s sad. There are moments I sit round with my children and Laura is not there.”

Laura broke down in tears after Davina McCall told her that her dad has been found and was ‘thrilled’ to see her – before letting her know she has 12 siblings.

They finally shared a hug during an emotional meeting at a hotel where Laura and her dad said they loved each other.

Ntem broke down in tears of happiness and admitted his half-sister “meant so much” to them.

Laura said:

“I just felt a connection straight away. When my dad said he loved me it was everything I hoped for. Now I feel not only part of my family in Scotland but also part of my massive family in Nigeria.”

willyking at 11:29 PM, 3/09/2017 (9 months ago)
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Very good and lovely..
james987 at 11:44 PM, 3/09/2017 (9 months ago)
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Patrioti at 03:59 AM, 4/09/2017 (9 months ago)
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May this reunion bring abundant blessing to you all.
lukan at 06:51 AM, 4/09/2017 (9 months ago)
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With babymama and babydaddy everywhere people will look for their father so te. Congrats to them
tegonwa at 07:25 AM, 4/09/2017 (9 months ago)
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For 39 Years, Sorry Papa.Nawaa O!
angesco at 08:16 AM, 4/09/2017 (9 months ago)
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It would have been even BETTER if SHE had TRAVELLED to NIGERIA instead in order to meet her EXTENDED FAMILY in the motherland!
ejikeiyo at 03:10 PM, 4/09/2017 (9 months ago)
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gogoman at 05:43 PM, 4/09/2017 (9 months ago)
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yeah watch am last week...  na wa ooo
Markeve at 09:50 PM, 4/09/2017 (9 months ago)
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she looks like her dad happy reunion.
Floyd29 at 11:57 PM, 11/09/2017 (9 months ago)
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Happy for you
tegonwa at 08:17 PM, 14/09/2017 (9 months ago)
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The Man Even Looks Confused.
yawa_don_gas at 02:30 AM, 16/09/2017 (9 months ago)
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Please please hold on, why e be say everywhere I take even when I wan hide yawa dey there?
Why why?
Na yawa life, yawa goes on
BournIdentity at 01:45 PM, 22/09/2017 (9 months ago)
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Roll Eyes                                                                           
Novic at 10:13 PM, 25/09/2017 (8 months ago)
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This is serious ooooo..... make I just dey waka pass..... abeg I dey waka pass, I will come and comment later.
This one weak me ooooo, well life must goes on.
I dey waka come bare
BournIdentity at 05:21 AM, 26/09/2017 (8 months ago)
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Roll Eyes                                                                           
BournIdentity at 04:27 AM, 29/09/2017 (8 months ago)
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Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes                                                                     
officynero at 07:38 AM, 30/09/2017 (8 months ago)
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  life goes on
Otikadinje at 10:48 PM, 1/10/2017 (8 months ago)
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For their nine years, frankly papa you no try, you too fall my hand  Grin

kixme at 01:36 PM, 30/10/2017 (7 months ago)
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 Roll Eyes ::)After 39 years ...some parents could be so stupid atime...do you know the trauma of growing and calling another man that is not her real father dad? and suddenly from the moon you tell that someone she has called Dad for 39years is not her real father....SHIT


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