Former Red Media partner and Future Awards Co-founder, Emilia Asim-Ita has died on January 29, IgbereTV reports.
The company she founded, AML Media, announced her death but the cause of her death is yet to be known at the time of this report.
Emilia who was in her 30s, was a brand strategist and had worked with many brands, media and non-governmental establishment.
In 2005, three young Nigerians below age 21 – Emilia Asim-Ita, Chude Jideonwo and Debola Williams came together and created The Future Awards. The idea was to celebrate the achievements of young Nigerians between the ages of 18 – 31 in divergent fields of endeavour, to counter the criminal image that the foreign media was giving Nigeria.
Emilia created AML Media 10 years ago after ending her partnership with Chude Jideonwo and Debola Williams at Red Media.
AML Media wrote on Instagram:
“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.”