High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, was laid to rest at his residence in Agenebode, Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State. The burial took place on June 22, 2023, marking the end of an era for a man who significantly shaped the media landscape in Nigeria.
Dokpesi, a media mogul and politician, was the driving force behind the African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower, two prominent media outlets in Nigeria. His contributions to the industry were widely recognized, and his passing has left a significant void in the sector.
The burial ceremony was attended by a host of dignitaries, family members, and well-wishers who came to pay their last respects to the media titan. The event was marked by an outpouring of tributes and praises for Dokpesi’s contributions to the media industry and his impact on the political landscape.
In the wake of his passing, Dokpesi’s family released a statement expressing their grief and gratitude for the support they have received. They highlighted his commitment to the media industry and his unwavering dedication to providing a platform for independent journalism in Nigeria.
The burial ceremony was not just a farewell to a beloved figure, but also a celebration of his life and achievements. Dokpesi’s legacy in the media industry is undeniable, and his influence will continue to be felt for years to come.
In the aftermath of Dokpesi’s burial, there has been a renewed appreciation for his contributions to the media industry. His commitment to independent journalism and his role in establishing AIT and Raypower as leading media outlets in Nigeria have been widely recognized.
As the media industry continues to evolve and grow, the legacy of Raymond Dokpesi will undoubtedly remain a significant part of its history. His dedication to the industry and his commitment to independent journalism have set a standard that future generations will strive to uphold.
The media industry, and indeed Nigeria, has lost a titan. However, Raymond Dokpesi’s legacy will continue to inspire and guide the industry he loved so much. His life and work serve as a reminder of the power of media to inform, educate, and inspire, and his impact will be felt for generations to come.