Nigerian transgender, Fola Francis drowns in Lagos beach

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.

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