Oyogist.com has learned that popular Nollywood actress and TV presenter, Rachel Bakam has passed on at the age of 38.
The movie star died in a private hospital at Abuja yesterday shortly after a brief illness.
Reacting to her death, Chocolate City Founder, Audu Maikori wrote;
“The last chat I had with Rachel Bakam was on the 1st of April 2021. She said ” I just received bad and troubling news , I am speechless” I asked her what happened- clearly alarmed and she replied ” its April fools day bro! LOL” and my fear turned into a smile. She then proceeded to tell me about her latest fundraising drive to empower Southern Kaduna women in the rural areas by providing seed money and equipment for them. We chatted a little more about it and signed off. Little did I know that lest than 2 weeks later I wold be the one who received the “bad and troubling news” of her death!!
“Rachel was a very inspiring woman ,sister and mother- always had a smile , alway positive and very very clear about her goals. I met her probably 17 years ago in Kaduna through a mutual friend and later on with her then husband Israel Edjeren. More recently, we were in the same Kaduna Creative group where we mentor, support and share opportunities for empowerment – and she was always very active , passionate about any project concerning Southern Kaduna and Kaduna state as a whole- but with a keen focus on helping the less privileged and the displaced refugees across the country.