Tributes have been pouring in as Kenyans woke up to the sad and sudden news of the passing of Grace Makosewe – former Capital FM radio presenter, Proprietor & Creative Director at Nairobi VIP Parties, and Public Relations and Marketing guru.
There have already been hundreds of messages of condolence since the news broke on early Wednesday morning.
Somoina Kimojino, Programmes Director of Capital FM had these words to say about Grace’s impact on the Media House and her sentiments have been echoed by many people through social media, “She was such a free spirit, naturally talented and beautiful inside and outside. She will be greatly missed.”
Friend and former co-host Cess Mutungi tweeted this video of happier times in studio with Grace:
Former Capital FM Producer VinieO shared this touching tribute:
There was never a dull moment in Gracey’s life and surrounding. Full of life, laughter, elegance, flair, glamour, poise, finesse And Panache. To me, she was Nyar Mama, Luo’s finest girl.I could never really picture Nyar Mama without a smile on her beautiful face, a face that reflected what was within “a beautiful heart”.I write this with a heavy heart, shattered and broken. If only she would pick up my phone call, just one more time. Fare thee well my dearest friend, Grace Adhiambo Makosewe.
“She taught us how to laugh and live life to the max,” comments Maqbul Mohammed, co-presenter of Capital In The Morning.
Nana Gathoni, Producer at Capital FM, Marketing Executive and Head of Capital Kids has commented, “She did everything with absolute Grace. Her Naija accent was always on point as was her fashion. She was such a delightful, humorous and kind person and she dished out the best hugs. Definitely gone too soon. Rest in peace Gracey. Light up heaven with your epic laugh.”
Kenyan industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi also shared his condolences on Twitter:
Former colleague of Grace, Susan Wong of Capital Lifestyle also chimed in on social media:
— Susan Wong (@SusanLUCKYWong) October 26, 2016
Creative entrepreneur, realtor, talent and event manager, music promoter and DJ, Managing Director of Creative Enterprise Centre, David Muriithi commented, “Grace was a breath of fresh air in our lives. Totally crazy and funny as hell. She epitomised the maxim “Live life to the fullest”. She always dared to be different…and unlike most, it actually worked well. Always the stylista…I always had to be sure I’d dressed up even if meeting for just a casual coffee. She might be gone but her spirit will live on in all of us whose lives she touched directly or indirectly.”
Digital Media Strategist Zawadi Nyong’o shared this touching conversation on Twitter:
Laura Walubengo, Digital Comms Specialist at DStv Digital Media and former Capital FM News Editor, had these words to say about the PR and Marketing Guru, “Grace was a joy to be around. Style spoke to her and she appreciated it in everyone. I’d met her at events she organized but I’m glad I got to know her when we worked together at Capital. She was a good laugh. I am shocked and will miss her greatly. Love and stars. RIP. Cheers to a better place.”
The sheer number of messages and the emotion in them clearly demonstrate the popularity of one of Capital FM’s own. We owe her a lot and she will never be forgotten.
Thank you Grace.