There could hardly have been a more lugubrious day for me and, I guess, countless others, than August 23, when I learned of the passing of Mr. Yusuf Adebayo Cameron Grillo at the blessed age of 86.
Eminent artist, Yusuf Grillo goes home at 86
Considered one of the greatest modernist artists in Nigeria, Yusuf Adebayo Cameron Grillo, has died. He died yesterday at the Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos, during a brief illness. He was 86.
Isale Eko Descendants’ union pays tribute to late Alhaji Mikhail Adisa Bashua, S.A.N., C.O.N.
Isale Eko Descendants’ Union has announced the passing of an illustrious and eminent indigene of Isale Eko, Alhaji Mikhail Adisa Bashua, S.A.N., C.O.N. He was aged 91. This was contained in a statement signed by, Chairman, Isale Eko Descendants’ Union, Mr. Yomi Tokosi. M.A. Bashua, as he was fondly and popularly known, was an upright,…
Ode to Dr. Tosin Ajayi
He had a dream of good health care for the African child. Health care was all he thought about. He was a trailblazer in health care in Nigeria.
The Seyi I knew
I will not write a tribute to Seyi. Writing one would mean I accept he is actually gone. That is a reality I am not ready to face yet.
Tribute to my worthy daughter, Nneoma Rebecca Tiriko (nee egbe)
Nne Daddy, Ada Ugo, Ada Ogada, Ada Eze, Ada du Uwa nma, it was not that I did not expect you to die, but not at the time you passed on. I lack words to pay tribute to you, which in human thoughts ought to be the other way around. As a child, you accepted,…
Tribute to Justice Abdulkadir Orire (1930-2021)
Justice Abdulkadir Orire, a renowned Muslim cleric, distinguished teacher and seasoned jurist, was born at Obaninsunwa on June 3, 1930, and died on January 26, 2021. Orire started off with the study of the Quranic reading and recitation as a kindergarten. He was exposed to the fundamental aspects of the Islamic faith and the exciting…
Farewell, Jimanze Ego-Alowes, A.K.A. ‘wiseman from the East’ (1958-2020)
And Jimanze Ego-Alowes died from liver cancer at 62 before we could hatch his next-level proposal. A prolific author, he described himself on his Twitter handle as a “journalist...
President Rawlings: My tribute to an unusual African Leader
One January afternoon in 2012, I as a nine-year-old girl, accompanied by my parents and younger siblings were ushered into a large but very modest waiting room in Ridge – Accra. I was nervous, not because it was Ghana, or that the heat was sweltering. Rather, it was the very first time I was going…