Fani-Kayode reveals what ex-wife Saratu Atta sent him

Femi Fani-Kayode

Former minister of aviation Femi Fani-Kayode on Monday said his former wife Saratu Atta sent him pictures of his late brother Rotimi Fani-Kayode’s photographs when she visited New Tate in London, UK.

Mr Fani-Kayode shared on Twitter the pictures taken by the late photographer, noting that Atta put a smile on his face by sending him the photos.

He described Rotimi as the “very best of us,” noting that he was proud of the photographer’s legacy.

“My beautiful erstwhile wife and the mother of my first daughter, Saratu Atta, was at the New Tate in London yesterday and sent me pictures of these wonderful works from my late brother Rotimi Fani-Kayode. She put a smile on my face this morning. 

“Rotimi was the very best of us and I am so proud of the great legacy he has established in the world of arts and photography. He was recently listed as one of the best and most influential photographers of the 20th century. May his beautufil soul continue to rest in peace. We love and miss you egbon mi,” he wrote.


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Rotimi was known for his conceptual imagery of Africanness and queerness.

He moved to England at the age of 12 to escape the Nigerian Civil War. The main body of his work was created between 1982 and 1989. He explored the tensions created by sexuality, race and culture through stylised portraits and compositions.

Rotimi died on December 21, 1989 at the age of 34 in London.