Chief Raymond Dokpesi, a prominent media mogul and founder of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM is dead.
The deceased’s first son, Dokpesi Jnr confirmed the news on Monday afternoon via a release.
He was age 71.
In a statement signed by the family and dated Monday, May 29, 2023, they expressed the family’s grief and extended gratitude for the outpour of condolences from across Nigeria.
Dokpesi Jnr described his father as a beloved figure, a pillar of strength, and a source of inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing him.
He noted that despite his father’s health setback, Dokpesi had been actively managing his well-being and was undergoing occupational therapy to improve his daily activities.
He explained that his father’s condition took an unexpected turn, leading to his untimely demise.
Chief Raymond Dokpesi was widely recognized for his significant contributions to the media landscape in Nigeria.
He played a pivotal role in establishing Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM, which quickly became prominent platforms for news, entertainment, and political discourse in the country.
Under his leadership, AIT became known for its bold and independent journalism, making it a trusted source of information for millions of Nigerians.
Beyond his media ventures, Dokpesi also made a lasting impact on Nigerian politics.
As a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he actively participated in shaping the political landscape and championed the party’s ideologies.
He was fully involved in the PDP Presidential Campaign activities during the 2023 general elections.