This is not the kind of news you get every…
Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Commerce and Industry, Deji Tinubu is dead. He was better-known as a sports analyst with decades of experience and a passionate fan of former European champions, Nottingham Forest. He, Deji Omotoyinbo and Bode Oguntuyi formed a strong partnership at their company Sportvision which changed the face of sports analysis in Nigeria with a stream of successful sports programmes on several Radio and TV stations over the years from Cool fm to Classic fm, HiTV and other stations.
He reportedly slumped while playing football in a novelty football match and was confirmed dead in hospital in Epe where Lagos state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and top state officials are having a retreat. Tinubu had initially been appointed as Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission in the beginning of the Ambode administration before being moved in a cabinet reshuffle.
Twitter has been set abuzz as sportscasters, friends and fans pay tribute. Dele Momodu, Publisher of Ovation Magazine tweeted: “Good night DEJI TINUBU (5TH LEFT, EARLIER TODAY, BEFORE HIS SUDDEN DEATH)… Rest in Peace, dear Brother… “
Good night DEJI TINUBU (5TH LEFT, EARLIER TODAY, BEFORE HIS SUDDEN DEATH)… Rest in Peace, dear Brother… pic.twitter.com/HvM1tDnjYK
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) January 25, 2018
A few other reactions from Twitter next:
The news of Deji Tinubu's death is too shocking to comprehend. He was everybody's favorite friend on radio. He made you fall in love with football analysis. He will be surely missed.
— Yinka Ogunnubi (@yinkanubi) January 25, 2018
I remember an episode where Deji Tinubu was running late to the show due to traffic, he did his bit on Sport Express via phone call. Lol
— AFORSON (@AFOR_Viber) January 25, 2018
Presently in EPE General Hospital as Deji Tinubu, special Adviser to the Governor, Lagos State who attended Excos and P. S retreat meeting was rushed to the Hospital and just confirmed died. May his soul rest in peace.
— Comrade Gbenga (@NathanielGNA) January 25, 2018
I don’t really know him personally, but my heart grieves with shock. I followed his tweet and love his analysis from Sport Express on cool fm then. So sad news, may God be with his family. RIP MR DEJI TINUBU
— Sheilkh Babyface™ ͂ (@nerogemini) January 26, 2018