‘Tise Adesanmi, daughter to Nigerian-Canadian literary icon, sent an emotional Father’s Day message to her dad on Sunday.
The message, which was shared via the late Adesanmi’s Twitter account read: “‘Angel Daddy’ Happy Father’s Day! XOXOXO Tise”.
The seven-year-old girl also designed a small gift with the inscription: “Have a good day in heaven. Happy Father’s Day. From Tise”
Muyiwa Adesanmi, the wife of the late professor, also tweeted to say she is still waiting for him to come home and rest.
“My Love, if there are computers in heaven, I know you would have found your way to one and reading this. Do have yourself a “Happy Father’s Day”! We are still waiting for you to come home and rest. Always and forever, Tise and Muyiwa,” the tweet read.
My Love, if there are computers in heaven, I know you would have found your way to one and readying this. Do have yourself a “Happy father’s Day”! We are still waiting for you to come home and rest.
Always and for ever, Tise and Muyiwa
— Pius Adesanmi (@pius_adesanmi) June 16, 2019
Pius Adesanmi was killed in the ill-fated Ethiopian airline flight 302 from Addis Ababa to Kenya, crashing six minutes after takeoff in March 2019.
His life touched many Nigerians around the globe, and many foreigners he had encounters with.
As a writer, teacher, and prophet, Adesanmi predicted many of Nigeria’s reality, long before they happened. Even much more than that, he prophesied his own death more too many times.
In August 2013, nearly six years before his death, he wrote his own epitaph:
“Here lies Pius Adesanmi who tried as much as he could to put his talent in the service of humanity and flew away home one bright morning when his work was over.”