#RIPMayowa: Twitter pays tribute to a brave young woman who fought till the very end

Mayowa Ahmed the young lady who was battling stage IV Ovarian cancer has passed away

News filtered in on Twitter on Sunday with the hashtag #RipMayowa.

The news was announced by her brother, Foye, on his Twitter account, @Asiwaju_Foye at 1pm today. A source at the NGO behind the campaign who wishes to remain anonymous until a formal statement confirmed this to YNaija a few minutes ago.

“Yes it is true,” he said. “She died in the hospital in South Africa. I don’t have any more information apart from that for now.”

Nigerians on Twitter have begun to pay touching tribute.

Others came for popular blogger Linda Ikeji for reporting on her blog that the fund raising was a scam.

Another asked what would happen to the money now that Mayowa is dead.


She came, she fought, she won our hearts – and now, may she rest in peace.

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