Late Folusho Samuel. Photo: Facebook
On Thursday, October 29, 2015, publisher of The Society Nigeria, Folusho Samuel died after a brief illness.
Since news of his death broke, colleagues of Folusho who used to be a reporter with society magazine, Encomium Weekly have all taken to social media to write tributes in his honour.
Some of the notable names who penned down heartfelt condolence messages include; Uche Olehi, Ayobami Adedeji, Funsho Arogundade and others.
Funsho Arogundade: I have just lost a very dear friend and brother, Foluso Samuel. A dear colleague and master prose writer. This guy, aside his kindered heart and loyalty to his friend, taught me, though indirectly how to report wedding event specifically. Your contribution to society reporting will not be forgotten so quick. You joined to make Encomium Ng livelier while you were there and you are also working assiduously to publish your own society journal which you already had 2 editions. It’s so painful that dream will die now.
Baba Kekere as many called you or FOLU as I was fond of calling you, this death of you is just too much for us to bear. I will forever remember your light husky voice hailing at me: “Baba, kilonshele?”anytime we met. My heart goes to your dear young wife and those two wonderful kids of yours (PSquare). And to your parents, gosh, too bad!
FOLU… So hard to let go but sleep well my friend!
Ayobami Adedeji: The river of death has brimmed it’s bank again.Sadly, this time, it took Folusho Samuel.One of Nigeria’s finest society writers and Publisher SocietyNigeria.Good nite my brother, my friend….May your gentle soul rest in peace.
Uche Olehi: The demise of Foluso Samuel,one- time Assistant Editor of Encomium Weekly and publisher of The Society,Nigeria,is saddening,shocking, regrettable & a huge loss to the nation.
A fantastic writer cum all-round reporter,Baba …Read More
Source:: The NET