Former Red Media partner and Future Awards Co-founder, Emilia Asim-Ita has died.
She died on Friday from complications arising upon appendicitis surgery, AbujaCityJournal learnt.
Her company, AML Media, confirmed her death as follows: “Words fail us. You were more than a boss. You were a friend, an inspiration and an outstanding person. You will forever remain in our hearts. Rest well, Emilia.”
Emilia, who was still in her 30s, was a brand strategist and worked with many brands, media and non-governmental establishments.
In 2005, three young Nigerians below 21, including Emilia Asim-Ita, Chude Jideonwo and Debola Williams, created The Future Awards, to celebrate the achievements of young Nigerians between 18 and 31 in divergent fields of endeavour to counter the unsavoury image the foreign media was giving Nigeria.
Emilia created AML Media 10 years ago after ending her partnership with Chude Jideonwo and Debola Williams.