“The goal is not to live forever but to create something that will”

Victor Adebodun

We were devastated to learn last week of the passing of Victor Adebodun. Victor was a talented director, creative leader and managing director of Purple Geko, an award-winning production company. We were lucky enough to have Victor as part of our Ones to Watch family in 2016, and we join everyone who got to know Victor over that August week in sending our love and support to his family and his business partner and fellow Ones to Watch alumnus Femi Oyeniran.

We last saw Victor when he kindly agreed to judge and present an award for Debut Director at The Debbies in February this year. He was an obvious choice, an established talent who hadn’t lost sight of those first steps and was passionate about bringing others up. Victor had so much more to share with us all: his wisdom, his stories, his generosity of spirit. He was passionate about the future, everyone’s future, which makes it especially tragic he’s no longer with us.

We will work with those who knew him well to continue to pay tribute to his life – he touched many lives and was an inspiration for those who are bold enough to do it their own way. Right now, however, we’d like to direct you to how you can help support his family, via GoFundMe.