Emotions ran high as tears flowed at the final burial ceremony of the late Kannywood actress and popular TV presenter and host, Rachel Bakam as family members, friends and colleagues all gathered to pay their last respect to the ace presenter as they bid her a final adieu.
The deceased’s mother, Mrs Rose Bakam, while speaking at the burial in Abuja on Friday, recounted her last moments with her daughter while she was still on admission in the hospital.
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Rachel Bakam was born and is from Fadia Tudun Wada in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, she died on April 13th, 2021 at the age of 38, after battling pneumonia.
Rachel Bakam was a graduate of English and Theatre Arts At Ahmadu Bello University and Digital Filmaking at New York Film Academy.
Before Rachel’s passing she ws the Managing Director of Rayzeds media Ltd and also the Founder/President of the Nigerian Water Ski And Wakeboard Federation.
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She hosted ‘Trends & Rachel’ ― a popular television show that aired on some Nigerian television stations, which she later changed to “Rachel the PIPER,” and its Hausa version ‘RACHEL MAI KAKAAKI’ ― an entertaining, yet highly humanitarian television programme.
Bakam was until death an anti-human trafficking ambassador. She joined the non-government organisation ― Devatop Centre for Africa Development ― in campaigning against sex trafficking and other forms of modern slavery in Nigeria.
During her lifetime, she received over 200 awards, honours and recognitions both nationally and internationally.
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