13 Jun 2024

Category: Obituary


“Soul Makossa” Manu Dibango 

The iconic Manu Dibango put African pop music on the global stage March 25, 2020 By Amindeh Blaise Atabong The legendary Cameroonian Afro-jazz saxophonist, Manu Dibango died this week in…


Ochiora Juliana Ebelechukwu Ezeilo 

Ochiora Juliana Ebelechukwu Ezeilo 1938-2020 B.Ed. University of Ibadan; M.Ed University of Nigeria Nsukka She is survived by her seven children including Mrs. Nwanneka Ejiofor, her children in-law including Mr….

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Reggae icon Bob Andy 

A music stalwart in Jamaica, Bob Andy, 75, whose birth name was Keith Anderson, died at his Corporate Area home, today. Jamaica Mourns Death Of Reggae Icon Bob Andy March…


Kobe Bryant: Basketball super star 

By Tom Fordyce For most sporting superstars, the first act – chewing up opponents, training obsessively, playing harder, winning, always winning – is the easy part. It’s instinct and it’s…


In memory of Yolanda Wallace 

Saturday 18 January 2020 Over 200 people packed the Kelly funeral home on Woodroffe Avenue at a service to pay tribute to Yolanda Wallace, who died 5 January from a…


Christopher Ayalogu 

Saturday 21 December 2019 The Nigerian community in Ottawa gathered last weekend to mourn the loss of one of their long time residents of the city, late Christopher Chukwundum Ayalogu…


Pius Adesanmi laid to rest 

Saturday 26 October 2019 The remains of the late Professor Pius Adesanmi were laid to rest at the Capital cemetery on Prince of Wales Drive, with over a hundred family and…


Nobel-prize winner Toni Morrison 

6 August 2019 Toni Morrison: Literature Nobel-prize winning author dies The Nobel Prize-winning US author Toni Morrison has died at the age of 88. The Morrison family confirmed “with profound…