Jimanze Ego-Alowes
Late Jimanze Ego-Alowes

OBINNA EZUGWU

Veteran columnist, author and president of League of Nigerian Columnists, Chief Tola Adeniyi, has described the late renouned journalist, Jimanze Ego-Alowes as one of the greatest intellectuals Africa produced in the 21st Century.

Adeniyi in a tribute to the late Jimanze on Sunday, noted that though largely underappreciated, he was a great genius, a profound philosopher of uncommon depth whose works will live forever.

“A great genius has passed. Under reported, underappreciated underutilized, uncelebrated, yet Jimanze will be adjudged one of the greatest African intellectuals of the 21st Century,” Adeniyi said.

“A profound philosopher of uncommon depth, Jimanze was bold, forthright and stubbornly unapologetic about his convictions. Great minds live forever, so shall your noble soul.”

“Your commitment to the League of Nigerian Columnists was without parallel.”

A renowned intellectual, journalist, poet and writer, Jimanze passed away on Christmas day.

He lost his battle to cancer in Warri, Delta State, were he was receiving treatment.

He was a product of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and the author well-received books. His areas of interest were economics, sociology and strategy. His last book, The University-Media Complex As Nigeria’s Foremost Amusement Chain, was published in 2018.