Popular public speaker, Ubong King, dies of COVID-19 at 48


The ravaging COVID-19 pandemic has terminated the life of a popular public speaker, Ubong King, at the age of 48.

His death was confirmed by his family in an official statement signed by Ubong Sam and released by Ambassador Unyime-Ivy King.

The statement reads: “Please respect the privacy of the family during this time.

“This is an open post to everyone just to respond to all who have tried to reach me that I’m unable to respond to because of the volumes of calls coming in.

“I will be unavailable for a while after this post so my children and I can process in private.

“All I want to say right now is that my everlasting date Ubong King has completed the short 48 years assignment that our Lord asked him to do and he’s at peace now.

“This is in response to all the calls I can’t pick just now- please bear with me. I need to keep my mind strong so love me from a distance and pray for us all.

“I can’t do RIP yet – maybe later. But the family and I are stable and God is in our corner”

▪︎Ubong Sam
For the family


Ubong King (born 22 August 1972) was a
Business consultant , Security expert and Motivational speaker. King was the president of the Ubong King Foundation, a non-profit, non-governmental organisation targeted at training young people towards leadership.

He was a former chairman of The American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) International Chapter 206, Lagos Nigeria.

▪︎Early life

Ubong King was born in Lagos State. He obtained his Senior Secondary School Certificate from the Federal Government College Lagos. King then proceeded to the University of Calabar, where he studied Agriculture.


Ubong King began his career as a volunteer guard in the protocol department of the church he was attending at the time. King also worked as a consultant in a piggery, before venturing into the security industry. King went on to start Protection Plus Security Limited.

King facilitates and speaks at leadership and management retreats within and outside Nigeria.

In 2018, the Ubong King Foundation convened the maiden edition of ‘Thinkation’- a platform to encourage productivity among the youth demography in Nigeria.

▪︎Personal life

Ubong was married to Unyime Ivy-King. They have 4 children.

The popular Nigerian business leader, public speaker and coach, Mr Ubong King was reported dead in the early hours of 26th December 2020 after testing positive for COVID-19.
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