Veteran Writer, Peter Pan, Passes On

By Ifeanyi Ndukwe

One of Nigeria’s finest writers cum journalist, Peter Enahoro, is dead. He died on Monday in an undisclosed hospital in the UK.

Nicknamed Peter Pan for his iconic style of writing, Enahoro died, aged 88, and is survived by wife, children and friends.

Peter Pan was born on 21st January, 1935, to an Edo indigenous family. His nickname came because of his popular column in New African Magazine under that name.

He is described as perhaps Africa’s best-known international journalist.

He started his career in the media as an Assistant Publicity Officer in the Federal Ministry of Information, 1954, and joined Daily Times as a sub-editor in 1955 at the age of 20.

He later became the Editor of the Nigerian Sunday Times in 1958 at the age of 23 and Features Editor of the Daily Times in 1958. The world of journalism will surely miss a legend in the art and acts of creative writing.