Tag: obituary

Wilfred OkicheJune 19, 2020

Obituary: Dan Foster, the American who changed the face of Nigerian radio forever

In the afternoon of 17, June, news would begin to filter in from unconfirmed sources that popular Nigerian based, American ...

Wilfred OkicheJune 16, 2020

Obituary: Ibidunni Ighodalo found her purpose in bringing joy to women

Circa 2007, the city of Lagos, at the time under the administration of Governor Babatunde Fashola began to pursue a ...

Wilfred OkicheMarch 24, 2019

Obituary: Okwui Enwezor, giant of contemporary art

The global art world lost one of its most important and dynamic figures on Friday, 15, March when Nigerian born ...

Bernard DayoMarch 12, 2019

Obituary: Pius Adesanmi, the public intellectual

“If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your ...

Wilfred OkicheMarch 11, 2019

Obituary: Adeyemo Elebute; surgeon, academic, entrepreneur

On 23, February, renowned surgeon, medical elder, distinguished academic and exemplary entrepreneur, Professor Adeyemo Emmanuel Elebute breathed his last. He ...

Wilfred OkicheNovember 20, 2018

OBITUARY: Tosyn Bucknor defined what it means to live a full life

Nigerians all over the world woke up this morning to the sad news of the passing of Tosyn Bucknor, an ...

Wilfred OkicheJune 11, 2018

Obituary: Ras Kimono, the Nigerian reggae icon who defined a generation

Thanks to his wild mane, boisterous manner and the mystique that has shrouded Rastafarianism and its converts, Ras Kimono always ...

Wilfred OkicheJune 5, 2018

Obituary: Justice Mustapha Akanbi, legal luminary, anti-corruption crusader

Early hours of Sunday, 3, June 2018, news trickled in that Mustapha Akanbi, a legal luminary, notable philanthropist, traditional leader, ...

Wilfred OkicheFebruary 19, 2018

Obituary: Akinwunmi Ishola, the honest man and culture icon

On Saturday, February 17, 2018, the family of renowned playwright, culture activist, actor, author, academic, and dramatist, Akinwunmi Ishola, confirmed ...

Wilfred OkicheNovember 21, 2017

Obituary: Alex Ekwueme: Thinker, Lawyer, Architect, Statesman

On Sunday 12, November 2017, weeks after turning 85, politician and elder statesman, Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, GCON was transferred from ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 2, 2017

Fu’ad Lawal: How to write life into dead people

It’s another day. There are many sad emojis on your timeline. Someone has died. Someone young enough to have an ...

Ada IgboanugoMarch 5, 2015

We bet you’ve never seen an obituary like this…

by Chinwe Okafor We stumbled upon the peculiar obituary of Ifeabunike Ezeude, alias ‘George Apolo’. The peculiarity in the obituary ...

Kolapo OlapojuDecember 15, 2014

We’ve prepared the obituary and tombstone of PDP – @elrufai

by James Sambo Kaduna state governorship candidate of the APC, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has declared that his party, All Progressives ...

December 25, 2013

Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, Chinua Achebe & other deaths that shook the world in 2013

by Rachel Ogbu We wonder what Christmas in heaven will be like this year. On earth, while we celebrate the ...

December 6, 2013

He wasn’t perfect, but he was Mandela: An obituary

“Black man, you are on your own.” – Steve Biko “In the fell clutch of circumstance/I have not winced nor ...

September 10, 2013

A Mandela Obituary: He wasn’t perfect, but he was very close to immortal

by Eromo Egbejule In the end however, all that will be remembered – and rightly so – of Madiba is that ...

September 3, 2013

Femi Aribisala: 5 ways to become an overnight billionaire in Nigeria

by Femi Aribisala Peradventure you lose your job or fall on hard times.  Don’t go into depression.  Just start a ...

June 10, 2013

Dead guy writes own obituary, and it’s awesome

At first glance, John E. “Jack” Holden’s obituary doesn’t seem very … respectful. Referring to Holden’s death as “taking the ...

April 3, 2013

Oops! DSTV broadcasts an obituary for Nelson Mandela in error

A channel on pay television DSTV mistakenly advertised former president Nelson Mandela’s obituary, causing panic among viewers, according to a ...

March 22, 2013

There was a (rare) man…: An Achebe Obituary

by Cheta Nwanze Chinualumogu Albert Achebe was born in Ogidi, in Eastern Nigeria on November 16, 1930 to Isaiah and Janet Achebe. ...

February 16, 2013

YNaija Mourns: She was here – A Goldie Obituary

Goldie understood that remaining a star was even more difficult than becoming one and she pushed herself hard to maintain ...

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