“A young highly gifted life cut short” — Nigerians lament the death of MC Eve, a rising compere, in a car accident in Lagos.

Evelyn Adewunmi, also known as MC Eve, a rising Nigerian event host, was killed in a car accident in Lagos.

On Tuesday, October 12th, MC Eve was believed to have been in a car with her lover when they were involved in an accident that took her life.

Her boyfriend, who was driving the car, was unharmed and was transferred to a nearby hospital, but she did not survive.

Months ago, the youthful star hosted Toyin Lawani’s wedding and has collaborated with a number of Nigerian celebrities.

Colleagues, acquaintances, and celebrities have expressed their sorrow on social media.

Mercy Aigbe, a Nollywood actress, posted a video of herself and Eve at Toyin Lawani’s wedding and captioned it, “So heartbreaking, utterly surprising!” Evelyn, rest in peace.”

Toyin Lawani has also paid respect to Eve, who is affectionately known as ‘The Energy Goddess,’ on her official Instagram page.

“This a Young super Talented life cut short , Can’t believe im typing this tribute about @hostedbyeve 

Read what she wrote below;

She called me few weeks ago , was crying and thanking me for giving her the biggest break in her career, she said she started getting bigger jobs since i let her host my wedding @theartistandhismuse21 along side with @kennyblaqmcfr_ Something i did without thinking twice about it.

How did this happen , @itshelenpaul which is my usual host for all my events was abroad and we were scouting around for another mc that can fill her shoes. a blog posted @hostedbyeve hosting an event where she was making an old woman dance and i fell in love with her, few of my friends wanted me to use someone with a bigger name as usual and i said no i like this girl , i had my planner reached her and book her anonymously.

Then we had her come to my empire for fittings for her dress for the day , when she came she was super happy to find out the kind of job she was paid for , even on the day she blended with @kennyblaqmcfr_ like hey had known for ages , you should see this smally q in action , no matter your mood , you must dance and laugh when shes on the mic , Eve Rest on my love , in the little time you were on earth you really shook it and made your mark , Glad to have been part of your journey, you shall never be forgotten  fly with the angels  REST IN PEACE  “.

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