Burning Flames matriarch remembered for her ‘uplifting values’

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Values and a positive mindset were the two things Burning Flames star, Toriano “Onyan” Edwards, reminisced on when asked about his mother Agneta Isaac-Edwards who passed away earlier this week.

‘Mama Aggie’, as she was affectionately called, was the mother of 13 children. Three of them – Toriano “Onyan” Edwards, David “Krokuss” Edwards and Clarence “Oungku” Edwards – are more popularly known as the award-winning band, ‘Burning Flames’.

Isaac-Edwards had recently returned home after living in the US for a number of years to “be closer with the family”, Edwards said.

“Well, for me personally, she left a lot of values with the things she used to tell us. She would always say, when things go bad don’t worry, don’t grudge people for what they have because you don’t know how they got them, you know everyday things… even as kids growing up, she would always tell us ‘a u na trouble nothing for nobody’, you know uplifting values and those values always remained with me up to now.

“After embarking on a musical career, she used to be very supportive of us. She was always a positive lady. She was never a negative person in terms of everything that we do,” he said.

Several fans, close friends and colleagues took to the popular social media app Facebook to share their condolences on Edwards’ passing after Onyan revealed the news on Wednesday via his Facebook page with a picture of his mother with the caption “RIP hot gyal Agneta Isaac Edwards”.

One user said, “Must have been a woman of tremendous stature and class to produce children with such talent and greatness. May you continue to sleep in peace.”

Another post stated, “SIP mom, you will always be beautiful in my eyes. Rest well and keep that beautiful face always. Sincere condolences to you all. A very strong woman has gone home. RIP MS Aggie.”

Isaac-Edwards was 95 years old.

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