17.02.2021 Uncategorized ‘New Book, New Foundation’ — Jude Ilo Remembers Late Daughter But Also Comforts People Dealing With Grief

Published 17th Feb, 2021


“Kasie,” writes Jude, “Kasie,” cries Udo, “Kasie,” sings Ilo. “Be comforted you who will have the priviledge to swallow these fierce verses. They will ease your pain, make you aware of your vulnerability and give you hope.“

Udo Jude Ilo, Country Officer and Head of Nigeria Office of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), has announced the presentation of his latest book, ‘Kasie,’ and the launch of the Natasha Ilo Foundation, a family initiative that immortalizes Natasha, Jude’s late daughter.

The event slated for 5pm on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, will hold at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation, One Memorial Drive, Central Business District, Abuja.

Kasie, according to the author, is a tribute to Natasha whose short life is celebrated with words in the three-part book of poems.

“I do not ever want the world to forget my little daughter,” Jude said. “I celebrate my love for her and the joy she brought to my heart. I hope that by reading this book, it may help those going through pain and help others to understand the pain of loss, especially the loss of a child.”

The Natasha Ilo Foundation is aimed at supporting children’s development by accelerating their access to health, education and prevention of sexual and domestic violence.

 “It is borne out of the family’s strong conviction that every child deserves to live a full, healthy life,” said Jude.  

Members of the media are invited to be part of the event and help promote the purpose of the project to the larger community, but to give room for compliance with COVID-19 precautions, media personnel and all participants are required to confirm their attendance.

Members of the public interested in attending are to call Kelechi on 09083041940 or email [email protected]

Published 17th Feb, 2021



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