In Loving Memory… – Fola Folayan

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This is not an obituary even if it’s titled like one. This is a tribute.

To a place we loved. A place many of us called home. Some of us found our voices there, some of us strengthened our voices there. Some discovered purpose and some discovered themselves.

We fought battles. Faced prejudice , attempts at censorship, we were misunderstood, loved and hated, admired and feared, but year after year we stood tall and dug our feet in. We made our name. NIGERIA INFO

Nigeria info was us and we were Nigeria Info. It wasn’t a place we worked to earn a living. It was a place where we served and fulfilled purpose.

Nigeria Info was our baby. Our dream. Every show idea, every documentary, every sweeper, every content we created was carefully prepared to nurture this baby and grow this dream.

This is a tribute.

To all the people who fed this dream. Those people who worked day and night, who kept the ideas coming, who didn’t care whether they received the credit or not.

This is a tribute.

To those people who believed in true team work. who came and fed this dream as unpaid volunteers for more than a year. they were hungry, broke, sometimes homeless but they kept coming and they built a brand. I salute you. The real Gang.

This is a tribute.

To those who became ill and those who just couldn’t anymore. We see you. The universe sees you.

This is a tribute.

To those who tried to fight for the soul of what we once stood for. You fought valiantly but even the strongest warriors know when to withdraw from a fight.

Our people say a dog that is determined to be lost will never hear the hunter’s whistle.

This is a tribute.

To a certain Onimisi. You’re not just a leader, you’re the stuff great Kings are made of. You were firm but you were fair. You taught, you nurtured, you led, you bred, you mentored, you admonished when needed, you encouraged when needed. They just don’t make them like you anymore.

This is a tribute.

To the friends across the room who saw us. who really saw us. It was wonderful knowing you. May the odds ever be in your favour.

This is a tribute.

To everyone who listened and kept listening.
To everyone who called.
To fans who became friends, to listeners who became contributors.
Your positive energy and love kept us going.

This is a tribute

To the Nigeria Info that once was.

This is a tribute.

To our seven year old baby. knowing you and loving you has been a privilege. May you be loved the way you deserve to be loved.

NIGERIA INFO HONOR ROLL

ONIMISI ADABA
YOP RWAN PAM
TOLULOPE ADELERU BALOGUN
OLUWASEUN P
KATHERINE OBIANG
CHRISTY MAKUT
MATSE UWASTE
FOLA FOLAYAN
CHUCKS ENE
OB JAZZ
NELLY KALU
GBENGA ABOROWA
ADENIKE OYETUNDE
ONOME IGUGU
ZOE CHINAKA
OLISA CHUKWUMA
KELECHI NKORO
DEJI FAREMI
KELECHI NWOSU
PRINCESS FIONA
OKON EDIYE

Honourable Mention

Ehizojie Oharedia
David Ajikobi
Tola Adeogun

 

 

Article by Fola Folayan

OAP Nigeria Info

(www.thefavoredwoman.com)

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