Max FM OAP, Iya Jogbo Is Dead After Battle With Viral Disease


Nigerian media and broadcast company, TVC has announced the death of Max FM OAP, Emmanuella Pobeni Adepoju also known as Iya Jogbo.

She died on Friday, July 24, 2020. The cause of death has been reported to be bronchitis and an enlarged heart.

Emmanuella was known as the host of the afternoon show, Wetin Dey in the afternoons on Max FM. Her act included embodying several characters across the Nigerian zeitgeist. She was usually lively and engaging.

Speaking on behalf of the staff and management of TVC Communications and Max FM, Andrew Hanlon, CEO of TVC Communications said,

“Whilst we struggle to come to terms with her untimely passing, our hearts and minds are focused solely on her beloved children and her immediate and extended family and friends.”

Emmanuella’s presence will be with us forever as she leaves a legacy of enormous talent and spirit from the almost 10 years she spent with the company as a key member of the much loved ‘Wetin Dey’ radio show on Max FM.

She will be deeply missed by us all and by her many thousands of fans who tuned in to hear her unique broadcasts every day.”

Her act was an embodiment of the Nigerian spirit and times. For that, she garnered fans of all ages as she accompanied people on their afternoon errands.

The news of Emmanuella’s death follows, the loss of renowned radio icon Dan Foster, who passed who reportedly died of the novel coronavirus.

Dan Foster worked with numerous radio stations, including Cathy Hughes Radio One, Mix 106.5 both in America, and Virgin Island-based WTBN before moving to Nigeria in 2000 where he joined Cool FM.

The news was confirmed by talk show host Frank Edoho who wrote;“I just got off the phone, my friend Oscar confirmed that Dan Foster has passed on.

This is a very, very dark year. How can I overcome this unending melancholy. Rest in Peace dear friend”.

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