Mourning House Opens for Departed Father of Iwara Iwara
Mourning House has opened at number 11, Yakpilke Street, Egbizum, Ikpakapit Ugep, Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State, for Late Chief Stephen Usani Iwara, departed father of Iwara Iwara, popular Blogger And Radio Personality.
Aged 73, Chief Stephen Usani Iwara passed away on June 1, 2018, in Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River State. Until his death, he was a traditional chief in Ugep, his hometown. He was also a retired civil servant.
Chief Stephen Usani Iwara is survived by six children. Iwara is his eldest male child.
Family sources say while the blogger and radio personality has managed to carry on his functions, he has been mourning his father’s death and deeply shaken by that loss. Iwara has stated that his father had been a strong influence in his life. He said: “Dad will always maintain that I should carve a niche for myself with my pen and spoken word.”
As desired by his Dad, Iwara has carved a niche for himself in both directions. He is the Presenter and Producer of “The Public View”, a Current Affairs Program of HIT 95.9 FM Radio Station, Calabar. He is also the Publisher of www.calitown.com.
In addition, Iwara Iwara serves as a source of inspiration to students of Department of Mass Communication in Cross River University of Technology. He collaborated with Cornelius Ellah, a blogger and Lecturer in that Department, in founding “Inspire Series”, a program that imparts practical lessons in journalism to course participants in News Writing and Reporting, Specialized Reporting and Advanced Media Writing, respectively. At least four different course participants usually join Iwara on set to witness how he does it, when he presents “The Public View”.
Meanwhile, Chief Clement Ebri, former Governor of Cross River State, has described Iwara’s deceased father as “a hardworking man who taught his children that labor must be done with dignity.” Iwara’s strides in journalism, exemplify this.
The burial of Iwara’s father has been slated for Saturday, June 23, 2018, after funeral and memorial service at the Holy Cross Catholic Church, Ugep. Mass starts at 10:00 am.