April 17, 2024

Popular Lagos-based transgender model and fashion enthusiast, Fola Francis is dead.

The fashion designer and LGBT activist had his last breath on December 20, 2023, after he was drown at IIashe beach in Lagos.

The news of his demise was announced by a freelance journalist and his friend, Vincent Desmond, in a statement on his social media page on Friday.

He said: “Fola Francis was a beacon of hope and a light to us and a lot of other people. We are deeply hurt by her passing.

“There will be a memorial which will be discussed at a later date, as we her friends and family ask for privacy at this time,”

Desmond did not provide details of how Francis drowned.

It would be recalled that Fola was the first Nigerian transgender to walk the Lagos Fashion Week for Cute-Saint and Fruché. (Adapted from a report by New Telegraph)

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