Silverbird Group chairman Ben Murray-Bruce has offered a scholarship to one of the children of Amadi Ogbonnaya, the Vanguard entertainment editor who died on August 29.
NET gathered that Bruce made this announcement during a condolence visit to the family in Lagos.
Amadi’s last son, Ben, 6, was named after Ben Bruce, an entertainment and business mogul with whom the late Amadi had a close relationship.
Bruce will sponsor Ben who is currently in Primary school through his secondary school and University education.
We’re told Bruce has also given Amadi’s first son Jude a laptop which he can use to properly document his father’s iconic life – in pictures, words and videos. The Silverbird chairman and the late Entertainment group editor who passed away on August 29 were very close friends.
Meanwhile, burial arrangements have been announced. On October 12, 2012, the late veteran writer will be buried in Okagwe, Ohafia, Abia state, his hometown.
Other funeral arrangements include a service Of songs, night of tribute on Oct 5 in Lagos. Friends of Amadi are contributing to an account opened for that purpose