Transport Magnate, Ifesinachi Is Dead

Popular transporter and business mogul, Igwe James Mamah, a.k.a. Ifesinachi, is dead. He died after a brief illness at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York’s city of Manhattan, United States. He was 66.

The family said in a statement that the late Chairman of Ifesinachi Industries Limited, who hailed from Enugu State, died on 1 June 2010.

He will be buried on Friday 30 July 2010 at Ugbaike, Enugu Ezike after a requiem High Mass.

Born in 1942, a month after the death of his father, the late Mamah did not have a rosy life. He struggled through life but eventually became a renowned transporter.  Before the demise of Mamah, his business empire had been diversified from transportation sector to oil and gas, banking, manufacturing, courier services, information technology, event management and pharmaceuticals.

—Simon Ateba


  1. With the demise of Igwe James Mamah a big tree has fallen. May God grant his gentle soul eternal rest and may He comfort all members of Igwe’s family and give them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.

  2. The life of this legend Ifesinachi affected the life of both d common man in d society and others. Ur early departure is painful but God knows why. May ur gently so rest in perfect peace. Amen.

  3. igwe we all(AMAEZE)realy love you but GOD loves you must.may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.Amen.

  4. We hav lost a great business veteran. Thank God he he bequeathed his wealth for his organised and responsible children. May His Soul Rest in Peace!

  5. Igwe Mama, Larue o!
    May God grant you eternal rest. You were an icon of the Nsukka axis and a pillar to the entire Enugu people.
    May God not let your legacies die with you.

    Ije oma.

  6. It is really heartbreaking that this man who rose from grass to grace never lived long enough.Well God is the master of the universe and he alone knows why he called him this time.
    May his soul rest in peace and my sympathy goes to Emeka(Ideh),Ifeanyi and host of others.
    It is indeed a great Nigeria.Death is inevitable but God would have given him more time.

  7. Porr me! I never got to know this man personally before his unfortunate demise— not even on Teli; may his soul rest in peace!

  8. If person die for Nija them go sey na services wey no good. Newyork? chei!. Anyway,na so stela take die for germany. Make we jsut try home when ey happen forget Oyibo country. Maybe this man for no sleep yet hes till dey strong at 60. Make you sleep well

  9. igwe mamah u was man of the poeple we love u but GOD loves u most ezikeoba will miss u,enugu state will miss u and above all the nation will miss u,rest in peace amen

  10. igwe mamah was a man of means, he set a standard in transport line and other ventures,may his soul rest in parfect peace and give his children the grace to bear this graet lose amen

  11. Allahu Akbar!! May the his gentle soul rest in peace. Wallahi a man of the people who never discriminate at all.

  12. May his soul rest in peace, he contributed to the socio-economic development of nigeria especially the South East region. He will be missed by all who know him. I’m sure he built a management structure in his businesses that will not crumble as a result of his demise.

    • why are you keen of what he died of?How does that help the situation?Must you respond to every story you read? Idiot!

  13. Mamah will surely be missed….
    They distinguish themselves in the transport services they offer and their theme song continues to echo in my head.
    It is my prayer that the quality of service offered by Ifesinachi will not dwindle owing to the demise of the Mamah.
    Rest in peace Mamah…… u left a legacy behind.

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