The African Studies Association of Africa is deeply saddened to have learned of the premature journey to join the ancestors made by our friend and colleague, Pius Adesanmi. He was one of 157 individuals who died in the Ethiopian Airways crash on 10th March 2019. At the time of his death, Professor Adesanmi was a Professor of African Literature and Director of the Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He was a consummate scholar and an indefatigable advocate for Africa who will be sorely missed. His habitation of these roles is well captured by the African Literature Association as well as CODESRIA and we share links below. Our condolences go to his wife ‘Muyiwa, daughter, ‘Tise, and his entire family. Ojọ̀gbọ́n, àbúrò/ẹ̀gbọ́n, nante yie.