Popular Nigerian transgender model, Fola Francis is dead.
The fashion designer and LGBT activist reportedly drowned on 20th December, 2023, at IIashe beach in Lagos.
Vincent Desmond, a freelance journalist, announced her passage in a statement on Friday.
“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,” he stated.
Fola, was the first Nigerian transgender to walk the Lagos Fashion Week for Cute-Saint and Fruché.