Marie-Claire Rupio, the surviving spouse of the late Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu who died in the Turkey earthquake in February 2023, has composed a touching song in his memory. The video of her recording the song has gone viral on social media and has left many Ghanaians praying for strength for her while others talked about how the song brought them to tears.
In the video, Marie-Claire Rupio was seated with a headphone over her ears and a microphone in her hand as she recorded her verse. She started the song in a soft tone, climaxed with a high tone and then ended with a soft tone. This change in tone coupled with her facial expressions and hand gestures made the song very moving.
The lyrics of the song are very emotional and touching. A part of it reads: “I’m still holding onto everything that is dead and gone. I don’t want to say goodbye because this one is forever. Now you’re in the skies.”
The video has been shared widely on social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter with many people expressing their condolences to Marie-Claire Rupio and praising her for her strength during this difficult time.