Revered novelist Chimamanda Adichie on Thursday attended the service of songs held in honour of Super TV boss Usifo Ataga in Victoria Island, Lagos.
The service of songs is part of a two-day funeral ceremony for the deceased.
Mr Ataga was killed in the Lekki area of Lagos, a few days to his 50th birthday.
The police subsequently arrested a 21-year-old undergraduate of the University of Lagos Chidinma Ojukwu who confessed to stabbing the father of two to death, although she later changed her story.
The deceased’s wife Brenda Ataga gave an emotional speech, saying that finding out about her husband’s death was the “worst news imaginable”.
“The girls and I were looking forward to seeing you, to celebrate your milestone. I had imagined how surprised you would be when you walked in to see a place set up for you. I had imagined the infectious smile.
“Now I’m yet to comprehend the stark reality that your life was cut short in your prime, at a renaissance of all you had toiled for. I’m lost for words,” she added.
Mother of the deceased Sylvia Ataga in her tribute said her son died an undeserved death.
In an emotional vote of thanks, brother of the deceased Isi Ataga said the Super TV boss’ image was “tarnished on social media.”