Ondo NUJ, friends organise candlelight procession for late Olubunmi Bamidele Afuye

Written by on July 18, 2021

As part of a befitting passage rites, the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ Ondo state council and friends of the late Journalist and broadcaster par excellence, Olubunmi Bamidele Afuye will today Sunday 18 July hold a candlelight procession for him in Akure.

The procession will begin by 5:30pm from Adegbemile cultural center down to the Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ) Press center.

Upon the climax of the procession, there will be a short tribute session and prayers for the soul of the deceased and the bereaved.

Meanwhile, the burial ceremony will holds on monday at St Thomas Anglican Church, Isikan Akure by 2pm while interment follows immediately.

The Service will be streamed live on the church’s social media platforms.

43 year old late Afuye who cut his Journalism teeth at Adaba 88.9fm also worked with Orange 94.5fm, Ondo State Radiovision Corporation, OSRC as Anchor, Producer, Reporter, News Caster and Marketing Executive.

He was also a sought after compere at major government and private events around the country where he dazzled his audience with impeccable grammar, profound oratory skills and event coordination skills.

A Civil Engineering graduate from the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA, and holder of post-graduate diploma in Public Relations and Advertising from the International Institute of Journalism, IIJ, Afuye was also one of the finest sportscasters in his generation and the incumbent Financial Secretary of Sports Writer Association of Nigeria, SWAN, Ondo state chapter.

Until his demise on July 15 2021, Afuye was a Senior Public Relations Officer at Elizade University Ilara Mokin in Ondo State. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Kemi, two beautiful daughters, an aged mother, siblings and in-laws.


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