|Aisha and daughter, Tolu
Veteran broadcaster and sports
enthusiast, Aisha Falode, has reasons to smile again. Her firstborn, Tolu, who
has now become the only child since she lost her son, Oloruntoba, graduated from
the Duke University School of Law with a Masters in Law.
Toba died two years ago in the
United Arab Emirate.
The UAE irritatingly grabbed the headlines in the Nigerian
media when Oloruntoba, who was studying at SAE Institute, was killed. The authorities of the institution
where Oloruntoba was studying Audio Production before his death, told his mum,
Aisha, that he fell from the balcony of his apartment located on the 17th
floor of Manchester Towers, Dubai Marina.
The young man was planning to
delve into full time entertainment before his untimely death. The distraught
mum faulted the school’s submissions of what killed her promising 19-year-old
son and still seeking justice.
She wants the mysteries behind
Toba’s death unravelled.
|Aisha and late son, Toba
However, last year August, to
mark Toba’s 21st posthumous birthday, his sister Tolu wrote a book, “The Gift
of Grace,” as
Then, imagine Aisha’s joy this
past weekend when her daughter graduated from the Law School in the US. She
posted on Facebook:
“I was a proud and thankful
mother as I watched my daughter’s Hooding at the Duke University School of Law
Class of 2016 with a Masters Degree in Law. It is all by His grace. To You
Lord, be all the glory!”
A graduate of
Physical and Health Education Aisha, who worked at the African Independent
Television for many years and later emerged the Falcon national team
coordinator and CAF Media Committee member, now produces and presents a women
magazine programme, THE AMAZONS.