Monday, May 20, 2013

Folasayo Dele-Ogunrinde and Her Battle Against Cancer

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I got to know Folasayo Dele-Ogunrinde as a writer on the same website I met Atala and she wrote fiery articles about sexism, and gender, and relationships. You either loved her writing or you didn't. I loved the way she thought and how outspoken she was, and though she used an alias, I later got to find out her real name, and followed her career.

Folasayo was also a visual artist, performance poet, public speaker, filmmaker and actor, and one of the first Nigerians I know who used Kickstarter to raise funds for one of her projects. By then we had connected on Facebook and exchanged one or two messages. She went offline for a beat, and when she came back last year, it was with news that she had stomach cancer.