Design Artist, Telema Tonye Batubo is Dead

Tonye - a photo from his Facebook profile.
Tonye – a photo from his Facebook profile.

The sad news of the passing away of design artist, Telema Tonye Batubo was announced today by one of his relations, Presley Fubara. Mr Fubara shared the news on his Facebook page with these words: “Just lost a super creative cousin and it breaks me. Rest in peace Telema Tonye Batubo.”

Telema was an artist and many people within the arts circle knew him for his design for performance. He studied at the University of Port Harcourt. Much is not known about the cause of his death but family members say that he has been battling kidney issues.

His social media followers are yet to get the news. His page which was last updated in July of 2017 is yet to get condolence messages.

May he find rest!


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Bura-Bari Nwilo lives in Port Harcourt, in Nigeria. He is the author of A Tiny Place Called Happiness – a book of stories.

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