I’m Heartbroken – Actor Kenneth Okonkwo In Tears As He Mourns Actress Rachel Becham

Nollywood actor, Kenneth Okonkwo has taken to social media to mourn the death of his colleague, Rachel Becham. It was earlier reported that the Kaduna-born actress and TV presenter, Rachel Becham passed on at the young age of 38 years old. According to reports from our reliable source, Rachel Becham passed on at a private hospital in Abuja on  Tuesday, April 13, 2021 after struggling with a brief illness.

Tributes have since been pouring in for the late actress and TV presenter as the entertainment industry mourns her death. On his part, Kenneth Okonkwo took to social media and shared a photo of the late actress as he penned down an emotional tribute for her.

According to the actor, he has been speechless and heartbroken after receiving the news of Rachel Becham’s death.

He wrote: “I received the terrible news of the passing of Ambassador Rachel Becham with shock and disbelief. We were made Ambassadors of Anti-Human Trafficking same day. Since then we struck a chord of friendship and kept in touch. Am heart-broken and in tears.

“The last encounter we had was on the alarm she raised recently. I turned on my WhatsApp and saw a message from Rachel which states, “I just received a Bad and troubling news, I’m speechless 😓”. I was alarmed when I saw the message and reached out to her to know why.

“She was laughing over the message to my surprise. After some days when I insisted on knowing what actually happened, she simply said “Nothing just April fool”.

“I was amused and had even forgotten the usual April fool pranks. There is no better way to describe how I received the news of her passing than in her own words “I just received a Bad and troubling news, I’m speechless 😓”.

“Rest in peace dear Ambassador Rachel Becham and may God grant all of us the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”

Rachel Becham was the CEO and Managing Director of Rayzeds Media Ltd and also the Founder & President of the Nigerian Water Skill And Wakeboard Federation (NWWF).

Mourning her death, Chocolate City Founder, Audu Maikori wrote;

“The last chat I had with Rachel Becham was on the 1st of April 2021. She said “I just received bad and troubling news , I am speechless” I asked her what happened, clearly alarmed and she replied ” its April fool’s day bro! LOL” and my fear turned into a smile. She then proceeded to tell me about her latest fundraising drive to empower Southern Kaduna women in the rural areas by providing seed money and equipment for them.

“We chatted a little more about it and signed off. Little did I know that lest than 2 weeks later I would be the one who will receive the “bad and troubling news” of her death!!

Rachel was a very inspiring woman, sister and mother. She always had a smile, always positive and very clear about her goals. I met her probably 17 years ago in Kaduna through a mutual friend and later on with her then-husband Israel Edjeren.

“More recently, we were in the same Kaduna Creative group where we mentor, support and share opportunities for empowerment – and she was always very active, passionate about any project concerning Southern Kaduna and Kaduna state as a whole, but with a keen focus on helping the less privileged and the displaced refugees across the country. The lady was always so busy I even used to wonder when she ever got to rest with her packed schedule!

“There have been quite a few deaths recently, but this one hit me hard!!! It hit us all very hard cuz we lost a true gem, the space she occupied, not many can fill today because she had a special flair about what she did and that flair was driven by her passion for her people. She will be dearly missed by us all.

“Rest In Peace Queen Rachel Becham!”

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