It was a mixture of courage and heartbreak on Monday as Muyiwa, wife of late Prof Pius Adesanmi, took a bold step to break the news of his death to their daughter, Tise.
Adesanmi was one of the 157 victims of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed shortly after take-off on Sunday.
A professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, Adesanmi was on his way to a meeting of the African Union’s Economic, Social, and Cultural Council in Nairobi.
He lived with his family in Canada and held a Canadian passport.
Akintunde Akinleye, a Nigerian academia and journalist in Canada captured the moment Mrs Adesanmi informed her daughter of the writer’s death.
“When Tise wished you an angelic goodbye, Prof… A courageous woman, your friend, your wife held back all her pains…to break this news to Tise! I am so humbled by this courage!!!!” Akinleye wrote in a Facebook post.
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