As the month of June comes to a close today, we’re going take a look at the deaths that shook the nation and attracted virtually everyone’s attention.
Needless to say, the month of June has been a tedious one for many Nigerians. The month witnessed the passing of several prominent and not-so-popular persons.
However, the death that shook the nation the most is arguably that of someone nobody knew before.
Without further ado, here are the deaths that shook Nigeria the most in June 2020.
1. Majek Fashek
The sad passing of the Iconic singer shook the entire Nation. He was popular for his hit songs “Send down the Rain”, “So Long” among others.
Fondly called Rain Maker, Nigerians were greeted by the rude shock of his death on the very first day of June.
2. Uwaila Omozuwa
The death of Uwaila Vera Omozuwa is arguably the saddest news of the month. On June 3, 2020, the 100 level Uniben student was raped inside a Redeemed Christian Church of God branch in Benin.
She was also beaten mercilessly with a fire extinguisher that left her unconscious until her death at the hospital she was rushed to.
Her death sparked a nationwide protest against rape and violence against women. Several renowned celebrities lent their voices in support of the movement.
3. Ibidunni Ighodalo
The former beauty queen and wife of a popular Nigerian preacher Itua Ighodalo died on the 15th of June. Her death prompted nationwide shock and sadness.
Ibidunni Ituah-Ighodalo died in the early hours of Sunday morning in Port Harcourt. The cause of death was ruled as cardiac arrest, according to the family.
She was due to celebrate her 40th birthday in July, and planned on helping 40 families struggling to have a child through her foundation.
4. Dan Foster
The Nigerian-American radio presenter died on June 17 at the age of 61. His death was particularly shocking because many people didn’t know he was sick.
Popularly known as ‘Big Dawg’ and ‘Top Dawg’, Dan was popular among lovers of radio. His voice graced the ears of Nigerians for nearly 2 decades.
The former an Idol series judge, reportedly contracted the deadly coronavirus sweeping across the world.
5. Abiola Ajimobi
The death of Isiaka Abiola Adeyemi Ajimobi sent a cold chill down the spine of many Nigerians, especially his acquaintances who were mainly the political elites in Nigeria.
Ajimobi died after a protracted battled against COVID-19.
Before his death, he was set to take over as the National Chairman of the APC following suspension of Oshiomhole from the role.
6. Adebayo Sikiru Osinowo
Osinowo died on June 15. Fondly known as Pepper, the popular businessman and politician was a member of the Lagos State House of Representatives.
Until his death, he was Senator representing Lagos East at the 9th Nigerian National Assembly.
Osinowo’s death was a bitter pill to swallow for many of his acquaintances, mainly politicians. And they didn’t stop short of expressing their profound sadness at the news of his passing.
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