Veteran Photojournalist and former Chief Photographer, Guardian newspaper, Olola Oseni Yusuf is dead.
According to a press statement signed by the secretary, Guild of Photojournalists Nigeria, Comrade Tayo Odusanya, it states. With heavy heart and sense of sobriety, the Guild of Photojournalists Nigeria announces the passing away of a veteran, colleague, brother and friend, Olola Oseni Yusuf who died in the early hours of Sunday March 11,2022 after a brief illness.
He was aged 75 years .
Oseni’s contributions to the development of photojournalism in Nigeria is immense and cannot be overemphasised as one of the foundation members of the Photojournalists Association of Nigeria .
He retired as the Chief Photographer at Guardian Newspaper many years ago after meritorious service and mentored a lot of young people who are well placed today..
According to the Chairman of the association, Mr Abiodun Ajala “Olola was a morally upright man, full of life, jovial and candid in his views.
“As photo editors, we had a great and cordial relationship and until his death we shared a lot of ideas together.
“He epitomised good leadership and hard work”
Olola, as fondly called by colleagues, was a thorough bred professional and great team player.
The community of photojournalists will definitely miss his fatherly role and advisory.
We, therefore sympathise with the wife, children and family left behind and pray that the Lord grant them strength to bear the loss.
May the soul of the departed rest in peace . Amen
Condolence messages have started pouring on the platforms where he belonged to as follows….
This was first announce on Guidls of Photojournalists Nigeria, GPN platform by the secretary of the association, Comrade Tayo Odusanya around 7.45am as thus…
SAD! SAD!! And VERY SAD!!! Sad, but it’s a price we must all pay for. We all came from Him ‘God’ and in His place we shall all returns!! I announced to you all the demise of our Leader, Our BOSS and may I say our Teacher. Former Chief Photographer of The Guardian Newspaper, Olola Oseni Yusuff, he gave up the ghost at the ripe age of 75 years yesterday evening. Burial arrangements will be made available to us by the family. May his gentle soul rest in eternal rest.
Another Guardian man has gone to be with the Lord. May the soul of late Olola Oseni Yusu rest in perfect peace🥲
Then, Tayo shared his photograph where late Oseni and others attended lat Femi Kuti’s burial recently at Abeokuta
Saheed Olugbon said..May his soul rest in perfect peace.
To Akerm Salau…May his soul rest in peace
Wale Ojeleye said…May Almighty Allah grant him eternal rest, make death a rest for him.🙏🏾
Asiwaju SULEIMAN said…😭😭😱😱😱Saaaaddd
Rest on sir
To Benedict Uwalaka, May God console the family he left behind.
Dele Onatade said..We lost a him. May his soul rest in eternal rest.
Kehinde Gbadamosi said..May the soul of Olola Oseni rest in peace, and May God console his family left behind, Amen.
Kunle Ajayi said…Rest in peace Baba Olola Oseni Yusuf.
Sunday Adigun…Otio, this is unbelievable, when did he happened
To Ayodele ADENIRAN….My God, may his soul rest in peace
Goke Famadewa said ..
May the soul of Olola Oseni rest in peace.
Pius Okeosisi said…
May his gentle soul rest in peace
On the basis of this however, late Olola Oseni was also mourned on Photojournalist Association of Nigeria (PJAN) as follows
Chairman, Photojournalists Association of Nigeria (PJAN), Otunba Kola Olasupo : SAD! SAD!! And VERY SAD!!! Sad, but it’s a price we must all pay for. We all came from Him ‘God’ and in His place we shall all returns!! I announced to you all the demise of our Leader, Our BOSS and may I say our Teacher. Former Chief Photographer of The Guardian Newspaper, Olola Oseni Yusuff, he gave up the ghost at the ripe age of 75 years yesterday evening. Burial arrangements will be made available to us by the family. May his gentle soul rest in eternal rest.
Veteran Sunday Adedeji: 💔 This is a heart-rendering news. Mr. Oseni Yusuf, that actively participated in our new year congress and prayer sessions. What a life. Tomorrow is definitely not assured. May his soul rest in perfect peace. Condolences to his family and all PJAN members.
Solomon: Please accept my heartfelt condolences 💐 may his gentle soul rest in perfect peace this is a big shock to us all God knows best 😭😭😭😭
Chinyere Ikeanyi: O my God . May his soul rest in Peace.
Asiwaju Sulaiman Hussain: 😭😭😭😭😭
May his soul rest in peace 🙏.
Akeem Salau: May his soul rest in peace
Devid Adejo : So Sad indeed
May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace and may GOD ALMIGHTY grant his immediate family, photojournalism industry, NUJ and the media industry the fortitude to bear this great loss.
Rest on Baba Usani!.
Godwin Irekhe : Egbon was a jolly good fellow.Rest in Peace!!
raphawo07:Very sad indeed to read the demise of OSENI YUSSUF,may his gentle soul rest in perfect peace,Amen.
Olola Baba Oseni Yusuff may your soul rest in peace