We reports that Adesanmi was one of the 157 victims of the Ethiopian Airlines plane 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 holds a Canadian passport.
Akintunde Akinleye, 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 writes in a Facebook post.
Adesanmi is survived by his wife, two daughters.
Pius Adesanmi (February 1972 – 10 March 2019) was a Nigerian-born Canadian professor, writer, literary critic, satirist, and columnist. He was the author of Naija No Dey Carry Last, a 2015 collection of satirical essays. Adesanmi died on 10 March 2019, when Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed shortly after take-off. SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇