Nigerians have been paying tributes to Mayowa Shukurat Ahmed, a young lady who was diagnosed with Stage IV Ovarian cancer.
On Sunday, August 21, it was reported that Mayowa passed on in a South African hospital where she was being administered treatment , following an announcement of her death by a family member via a series of tweets.
Recall that Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimakhu had drawn nationwide attention to Mayowa after she solicited funds from Nigerians for her surgery. Toyin had visited Mayowa at the Lagos state University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba where she was admitted and being treated for ovarian cancer.
After which an online campaign was launched to raise money for Mayowa and about N32million was raised. Things however, got twisted after reports surfaced that the #SaveMayowa initiative was a scam set up by her family.
Things were later cleared up after her family spoke up, denying the allegations. She later travelled for her surgery abroad as many Nigerians prayed for her to become hale and hearty once more.
Nigerians mourn her as #RIPMayowa trend on twitter.
See some of the tweets below,