Well, hello everyone! I'm new here! AND I’m in London!

I am looking for my Nigerian father. I am 34 years of age and am keen to find my missing father with whom I have had no contact since 1977 after I believe he was deported from London back to Nigeria. He was known in London between 1975-1977 as Ken Sijuade. He left when I was just 2 years old.

My father registered me at birth he gave me HIS Nigerian name 'Sijuade'. Now, as a kid growing up in the 70s (without a dad) in London was quite alternative to say the least. I have to admit I didn't promote my given name BUT as I grew older I have to say that I am SO happy he did this for me. I AM SO PROUD. BUT I want to find him. I haven't seen met him before, this for me is really sad.

I wasn't brought up to believe in religion and he also had me christened, so once again never paid much attention to this fact but I do appreciate and respect his reasons for doing this for me. Anything someone does for you to this degree you have to respect no matter what your beliefs. For me it showed that he cared. I've missed out on a lot - not having a father around...but it’s a long story!

Anyway, whilst I go on, I might just introduce myself, I'm Michelle Sijuade Trafford. And I’m going to ask YOU, would you have any idea where I might find my missing father Ken Sijuade?

This is quite a desperate case.

If you have any information, which might guide me in the right direction to finding him, please, please let me know.

Thank you for reading this.

Much appreciated!

Michelle Sijuade
[email protected]


MISSING PERSON_KEN SIJUADE (Do you know him?)

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Hi everyone!

Re: Update on the progression of the search for my father Ken Sijuade.

I have been chasing one of the leads I had learned of from this community site - The Village Square.

Have a look at the link below:

http://www.nigeriavillagesquare.com/articles/guest-articles/i-am-lo...


I just wanted to say THANK YOU again for all your advice and suggestions. I am going through the other leads and i'll keep you posted.

Cheers everyone for all your help so far!


Michelle Sijuade
Since your surname is not so common. May be u should try google. There are so many Sijuades to be found. In Facebook 4 example. Traling each Sijaude might lead to something positive. Thats my advice
Hi Michelle, What a life you must have lived. I share your pain. I only hope and wish you find him. Nigeria is a country of over 150 million, where statistics and almost nothing works. I don't want to dampen your spirits. As someone suggested, try the NTA, their sunday magazine programm is popular and had a wide reach. I have seen them take such cases up and pronto, they reach their targets. Visit the embassy and ask for possible help to get in touch with NTA. Be very careful in your search. Take only legitimate and safer steps. ie relate with the embassy and document your actions, get a lawyer or higher a private detective or agency to help out. READ more about Nigeria before you embark on any trip. Try focus on the Yoruba area of Nigeria ( western Nigeria).... please, don't even think of Nigerian police please. Also, don't listen to any JUJU, PASTOR, MALLAM , BABA ALAWO ( herbalist ). None of them will help. What you need is careful planning and the right channel. The good thing is that you have a name and the Naija blood. You will find your dad I assure you. Take care
Goodluck Michelle! Joshua has really streamlined your search. The only SIJUADES are from Ile Ife, Osun State and they are royal descendants. Start ur search by finding out about the Royal Ooni Ife lineage, a contact wt d Royal monarch himself will do a lot. If truely you are whom u claimed (just 4 clarity sake),you won't sweat to locate ur father or his kins. The royal monarch himself (Oba OKUNADE SIJUADE) frequents London.(Good luck again).

You may as well contact The PUNCH newspaper and DAILY SUN newspaper. This would go a long way! A blind journey to
Nigeria may spell doom for you. Be wary!

Kerry Ughalu Egbeme said:
Believe me Michelle...in less than 7 days! I will be here to remind you...
AFTERS: This is no soothsaying or prophetic prediction in any way. This is going to happen in less than 7 days.

Again, good luck

Michelle Sijuade Trafford said:
Kerry Ughalu Egbeme,

Thank you for your comments, I appreciate them : )

I have emailed the NTA Media company and I am currently waiting for a reply. I hope they are able to help me, I have faith and I will need to go to Nigeria...and I definately will be making that journey as soon as I can. It's going to be a hard journey but I do believe something will come of it especially after your message, thank you very much!
Wow! 7 days, that's very fast : )
Dele abdur,
Well to be honest I don't know a life WITH a dad OR father figure so I am not aware of what I have missed, but what I am sure of is the fact that it would have been nice to know WHO he is/was and to have a choice in having a relationship with him and also judging whether he was a good man.
My mum always said that he was good to her...but then I would ask, WHY did he never contact me? She hadn't told me until recently that he had written to her just after he was deported, so she obviously felt embarassed to tell me all those years ago until now, maybe she wasn't sure how I would take it but she is doing everything she can to help me current.

I know a few friends who have amazing dads, also I know fathers who have been the worst of role models, so i've had a balance of impressions and used to think about how my dad would have been but of course how would I know, I had no clues, my mother never mentioned him and when I asked about him she knew nothing much...Right now, I feel I am defintely ready to hear him out, to learn more - especially from his point of view, he deserves that chance, he may be waiting for me to find him, maybe not but i can rest in my mind having made that effort. After all, I want to meet him, get to know him, spend time with him, he is my dad.

I am waiting for a response from the NTA Media company. Also waiting for a response from the king Ola Sijuade. I have been to the NIgerian Embassy and they, apparently are contacting the king. I am doing interviews with various Nigerian papers and magazines, I am talking to you lovely people....so hopefully something will happen for me.

Emeka Kelvin,
Ife will be my starting place when I travel to Nigeria later this year. It's going to be a very emotional trip I'm sure, whether he is alive or...but I feel prepared to find out. If I find that he has passed away I hope to find his relatives, maybe I have younger/older brothers and sisters, maybe they have children, I would love to stay in contact with them, to learn about one-another and build a relationship - if that was what they would like. I find it a beautiful thought of having Nigerian relatives out there somewhere, I can't wait to find them.

I realise that things must have changed, I realise that he might not have gone back to his old town but I hope he did otherwise iI would have no clues as to his whereabouts, it'd be looking for a needle in a haystack. Maybe he is in London ha! that would be crazy. Anyway, thank you for your best wishes. Thank you!

David Kelly,
Facebook is a great place to start, thank you. I have been on this site and contacted some of the Sijuades, there are quite a few of them but i'm going through them all. Thank you for your advise, I appreciate it very much!

TO EVERYONE,
Thank you for the support shown and all the help given in your messages, particularly those who had given me the necessary information to get assistance from the relevant authorities.

A BIG THANK YOU!

Michelle Sijuade
[email protected]
Hi Titi Bello,

Thank you for your advice and your kind words.

I have recently sent emails to the PR contact of those newspapers. When I have sent the emails to the Sun, the emails keep bouncing back so I haven't progressed here. Would you have any idea who I can contact?

I've, just now, sent an email to The PUNCH newspaper so we will see how that goes.

I will not be traveling to Nigeria alone or without a plan of action. I will not be going until it is COMPLETELY vitae and necessary to do so but when I do I will be very aware and wary! Thank you so very much for your concern and especially for letting me know. I AM VERY THANKFUL TO YOU FOR LOKING OUT FOR ME. REALLY!

Thank you both for your input so far!

Michelle Sijuade
UPDATE:

I have 2 stories published in the US POINT BLANK NEWS and the DAILY TRUST.

I am currently talking to people at The Guardian and This Day for another publication.

I am chasing this lead 'Dr Sijuwade's', apparently first name is Benjamin.

Sijuwade Specialist Hospital
10,SIJUWADE BAA-SEGUN RD, AKURE Akure South
PAEDIATRICS, INTERNAL MEDICINE,
USS/RADIOLOGY DR. SIJUWADE 80333534474

Also, I have information on a Solicitor in London - Prince Deji Sijuade who works at Alfred James Solicitors in London.

Here are a number of big leads which I am currently chasing:

Churches in Brixton, UK – Records of my christening (my dad did this for me)
Deportation centre in London – Find out about any records of deportation
Chase the 'Guardian' and 'This Day' newspapers
FB – Sijuades - I am contacting ALL Sijuades on Facebook
Death certificates in Nigeria - I would like to think this wasn't necessary but it must be done.
Local missing persons site in Nigeria - do any of you know what this may be called?
Shell Oil company – owned by Sijuade - browsed on google but couldn't find contacts: do any of you know this address?
Colleges: Students from Nigeria studying doctors
The National Archives - www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Ooni of Ife - contact him if I can get his address - do any of you know this?
Osun State traditional Council - many contacts here, do any of you know this address?
Siuade specialist hospital in Akure
K.S Hotel - I need the email address if this is relevant or I will call them.
Talk show opportunitys: Opera Winfrey and Jeremy Kyle
Talking with Hauwa Yusuf at NTA News

IF you are able to help in my education of my dad, to gather the correct information and leads, or can guide me in the right direction please, please be in touch. I would be ETERNALLY grateful.

TO EVERYONE WHO HAS GIVEN ME DIRECTION
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!


Michelle Sijuade Trafford
Michelle,
You've had tremendous advise, secured some important leads and put a lot of work into this yourself.
I'll just add doing a short video asking for help to trace your dad. Send it to the various TV networks in Nigeria, NTA, AIT, Channels TV. NTA's got several channels and programs. Newsline, NTA Channel 5. I think you should have the video aired before travelling to Nigeria. Don't go to Nigeria alone and do ensure the British Embassy in Abuja and Lagos are well aware of your plans. They may assist and look out for you in Nigeria. You heard someone saying you were trying to scam..thats the mind set of some Nigerians who see scam in every opportunity and may want to scam you. But you'll agree with me that majority of Nigerians are realy great people.
Try to send a passionate Video to the TV channels in Nigeria before travelling. Finally, you need to post your request at some Nigerian groups on Facebook.
Best of Luck. You'll find him.
You have been at this for months. If you haven't found your deported dad till now, my guess is that you will never find him again. It would be a good Idea to move on with your life. Because this whole issue is getting boring already.
Hi there Pete, thank you for your support and enthusiasm. Regarding the issue of you being "bored", I am NOT here for your entertainment.

:-(

Pete Rock said:
You have been at this for months. If you haven't found your deported dad till now, my guess is that you will never find him again. It would be a good Idea to move on with your life. Because this whole issue is getting boring already.
Hi Sijuade:-)

Do you have a facebook account..?

You can use the power of facebook to trace him..
I know a friend how has up to 2000 Nigerian friends on his account .. may be he will help you.

Don't give up you will find him..
If you know the Power of Subconscious mind..It will help you to find him as fast as possible..
Here is the link to the book.. Buy it and read it.. Practice what you read..within .. two months you find his wearabout

http://www.amazon.com/Power-Your-Subconscious-Mind/dp/0553270435

If you have facebook let me know.. I will link you to this my Friend with 2000 Nigerian Friends.. on this account

Regards
Hello Edwin,

I do have a facebook account and I would be eternally grateful for the assurance of your friend if you beleive this is a good option. I'll await the link.

Thank you for all your kind words...and the book recommendation.

Michelle Sijuade

Edwin Aka said:
Hi Sijuade:-) Do you have a facebook account..?

You can use the power of facebook to trace him..
I know a friend how has up to 2000 Nigerian friends on his account .. may be he will help you.

Don't give up you will find him..
If you know the Power of Subconscious mind..It will help you to find him as fast as possible..
Here is the link to the book.. Buy it and read it.. Practice what you read..within .. two months you find his wearabout

http://www.amazon.com/Power-Your-Subconscious-Mind/dp/0553270435

If you have facebook let me know.. I will link you to this my Friend with 2000 Nigerian Friends.. on this account

Regards

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