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.

Popular Nigerian transgender, Fola Francis drowns in Lagos beach

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