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Menegian, One of Ken Saro-Wiwa’s son dies of coronavirus


One of Ken Saro-Wiwa’s son identified as Menegian has died of coronavirus as the world battles with the deadly disease. The deceased was 50 at the time he succumbed to the deadly disease. The disclosure was made by his twin sister, Mrs Noo Saro-Wiwa, who took to her Facebook page on April 16, to make the announcement. “We said goodbye to my brother, Gian, on Monday. He had COVID-19 combined with underlying health conditions. “Gian was the smartest and most talented out of all of us: a champion sprinter at school, a poet, an artist, budding engineer, a self-taught guitarist and pianist. But mental health issues limited his life from age 16 onwards. “I took this photo of him a few months ago before he was hospitalised. “A kind and beautiful soul, always wanting the best for his family, always praying for our future success while being eternally optimistic about his own. And, of course, always loving his music. He leaves a wonderful son, Louis.”

Son and Father

According to reports from News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Menegian, born in 1970, was the last surviving son of the late activist. The Ogoni people’s umbrella body has condoled and shared the pain of his immediate family, and called on the entire Ogoni people to pray for other surviving members of the Saro-Wiwa lineage. “We are, however, consoled in the fact that the good works and legacy bequeathed to us by our hero, Late Ken Saro-Wiwa, would remain indelible