Nigerian Prof. Pius Adesanmi of Carleton University Die In A Plane Crash!


“Pius Adesanmi was a towering figure in African and post-colonial scholarship and his sudden loss is a tragedy,” – Benoit-Antoine Bacon


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*Late Prof. Pius Adesanmi*


“The contributions of Pius Adesanmi to Carleton are immeasurable,” said Pauline Rankin, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Carleton University, Canada.

“He worked tirelessly to build the Institute of African Studies, to share his boundless passion for African literature and to connect with and support students. He was a scholar and teacher of the highest calibre who leaves a deep imprint on Carleton.”



Pius Adesanmi was a Nigerian Professor at Carleton University, Canada.  I woke up this morning to hear of the plane crash but little did I know that someone who is a good friend of mine died in the crash. I was deeply shocked and devastated when the Airline manifest was released and it became evident that you, Pius Adesanmi was aboard the ill-fated plane.


Oh Death, where is thy sting?


Prof. Pius Adesanmi was among the 18 Canadians killed in today’s crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet at the Addis Ababa airport.

Pius Adesanmi was a Scholar extraordinaire and will be sorely missed by Nigeria, Canada and the scholarly world. He was well known for his satirical writings.

Below is his last Social Media post yesterday morning. It was apparent that he had a premonition of his death before embarking on the journey of no return.


His last Facebook post.

“If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me” – Psalm 139:9-10  (Pius Adesanmi)

My deepest condolences to his family, and all the families that lost their dear ones in this colossal tragedy.


Rest in Peace, Dear Friend. 




Peace and Love!

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12 thoughts on “Nigerian Prof. Pius Adesanmi of Carleton University Die In A Plane Crash!

    • Thank you so much, Dear Cyranny. Yes, it was most shocking to wake up to hear the news of the death of a friend in such brutal manner. However, he lives on with his huge literary library for even generations yet unborn. It’s a colossal loss and the pain is deep.

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      • I really feel for you… Life is such a fragile thing. We realize it when tragedies like this one happen. Sad reminder that we should cherish every given day!

        Oh, by the way, I am coming back to Denmark in May… If you are home, and would like to, I’d be very happy to meet and have a face to face chat, over a coffee or a meal 🙂 I’ll give you more info in my reply to your recent email shortly xx

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      • Thank you so much. What’s life after all? We mourn the dead, dry our tears and we move on. The living must continue to exist and uphold the visions and dreans of the demised souls.

        Okay. Just read your email. Will respond accordingly. Much love. ❤💙💚💜


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