Abdulkarim Adisa: Remembering A Quintessential Officer
“Pulling-out remains a cherished ceremony for any distinguished General on meritorious retirement. Abdulkarim Adisa enjoyed the preferment. That was on his retirement day. Thereafter, he lived in grace and nobility for years.
Lady Oyinkansola Abayomi: An Amazon, trailblazer
Lady Oyinkansola Abayomi, generally known as Oyinkan Abayomi, was a nationalist, teacher, women rights activist, politician and social crusader. She was the founding teacher of Queens College, Lagos, and the first woman from Lagos to drive a car. Born on March 6, 1897 in Lagos, Oyinkan attended Anglican Girls’ Seminary, Lagos, from 1903 to 1909…
For quintessential Librarian, Sesan Dipeolu ( January 13, 1930 — December 18, 2019)
Interred in Lagos on January 17, 2020, Jonathan Olusesan Dipeolu the quintessential librarian would have clocked 90 years on 13 January 2020. He was born on 13 January 1930 in Lagos to Joseph Michael Odedeyi Dipeolu....
Olayinka Simoyan (Feb. 1, 1934 - Oct. 29, 2019): Diplomat, banker and author
Diplomat, banker and author, Nigeria’s former Charge d’Affaires to Benin Republic and Austria, Chief Olayinka Olasehinde Simoyan, Bashorun of Egbe, died recently. He was 85 years old.
Chief Aino Oni-Okpaku: Quintessentially Nigerian (Jan. 2, 1939 – Jan. 4, 2020)
I heard about the passing of Chief Aino Oni-Okpaku through social media in the early hours of January 4th, a day after our daughter Amara went to Quintessence to buy gifts before departing Nigeria.
••• Quintessentially African
Quintessence, our cultural icon which sits just off the famous Falomo Roundabout in Ikoyi, is moving to a new home today. After 38 years, the large Q hanging over dusty Awolowo Road, will no longer beckon culture-seekers ..
Lulu-Briggs: 25th January burial date still feasible, says widow
Seinye, widow of the founder of Moni Pulo Limited, High Chief Olu Benson Lulu-Briggs on Friday said the January burial date for her husband is still achievable. She made the statement in reaction to the alleged cancellation of her husband’s January 25, 2020 burial date which was announced by her son Dumo and the family…
The Life And Times Of High Chief (DR.) O.B. Lulu-Briggs (1930-2018)
Once in every generation, and to a particular people, God sends that one person who comes along with refreshing energy, impacts us so affectionately; uplifts our spirits, energizes our bones and inspires us to grander ideals beyond ourselves before bowing out at the given moment, quietly, but with grace just like the saints marching on…
Sir Henry Olujimi Boyo (1948-2019) ...Renowned businessman and newspaper columnist
Sir Henry Olujimi Boyo was born into the illustrious Boyo family of Warri, Delta State on February 9, 1948. He attended the Children’s Home School in Ibadan
Falomo… quintessential doctor, philanthropist goes home with fanfare
Testimonies trailing the transition of Dr. Oluwatamilore Akinlade Falomo point to one fact: The deceased led an eventful life largely devoted to the service of God as a Christian as well as a benevolent life totally committed to uplifting the needy and the downtrodden. Born in Lagos on December 4, 1940 to Chief Oluwagbohun Akinremi…