A popular radio presenter with Rhythm FM, Charles Bruce Chukwuma, popularly known as Chaz B is dead.
He died on Saturday reportedly of kidney failure. He was a cousin of the Silverbird Group founder, Ben Bruce.
The news of his death was announced briefly on Twitter by one of his colleagues, Benedict Afagwu, also known as DJ Humility. In breaking the news, DJ Humility tweeted, “Rest in peace Chaz B ofRhythm Fm.”
About the OAP, another fan who simply identified herself as “Excuse Me Laugh,” on her Facebook account noted, “Chaz B of Rhythm 93.7 (Sharing Life’s issues) passed on. Though it’s sad, we rejoice in the fact that he did walk the path of eternal life. Those words of wisdom, encouragement, excellence, discipline, prayer and love, would forever live in our heart. Go in peace, we love you.”
Prior to his death Chaz B was the host of the critically acclaimed radio show, ‘Sharing Life Issues With Chaz B,’ which earned him the 2010 best on-air personality in radio award by the Nigeria Media Merit Awards.
According to the radio station, his programme “is rated the number one show across the city of Lagos.” His show was aired on the station Monday to Friday at 6.15pm.
Pinned on his Twitter page were the words, “Don’t look for God in the sky; look within your own body.”
Chaz B, according to the biography posted on online by Rhythm 93.7, hailed from Delta State. He was said to have had more than 20 years experience in the hospitality industry in the United States.
He was a student of Kings College, Lagos and held an Advanced Business Management Certificate from North Technical Education Centre and an Associate of Science Degree in Hotel, Travel and Tourism Management from Miami Dade Community College, Florida.