How Top Nigerian Transgender Model, Fola Francis Died In Lagos Beach
The LGBT activist and fashion designer reportedly drowned at Iiashe beach on the 20th of December 2023.
A freelance journalist, Vincent Desmond confirmed the sad incident in a statement on Friday, December 22.
According to him, “Fola Francis was a beacon of hope and a light to us and a lot other people and we are deeply hurt by her passing,” he said.
“There ‘ll be a memorial which will be discussed at a later date, and we her family and friends ask for privacy at this time.”
In 2022, Fola became the first Nigerian trans-person to walk the Lagos Fashion Week for Cute-Saint and Fruché.