Ibadan, the heart of Nigeria’s broadcasting industry, mourns the loss of one of its most beloved figures on Wednesday, as veteran broadcaster Babatunde Olaniyi, widely known as ‘Ti O Common,’ passed away.
Mr. Olaniyi, who served as Special Adviser on broadcast to the former Executive Governor of Oyo State, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi, reportedly breathed his last on the night of September 13, 2023. He was not only a respected broadcaster but also an accomplished author and a seasoned politician.
As a Special Adviser on broadcast to Sen. Abiola Ajimobi, Mr. Olaniyi played a pivotal role in shaping the media landscape in Oyo State. His dedication to promoting the values of journalism and broadcasting made him a beacon of excellence in the field.
As news of his passing continues to spread, the people of Ibadan and beyond are coming together to celebrate the life and achievements of this iconic figure. Mr. Olaniyi’s influence transcended generations, making him a timeless symbol of excellence in broadcasting and public service.
While the cause of his passing remains a subject of speculation, one thing is certain: Mr. Babatunde Olaniyi’s memory will endure through the lives he touched and the countless voices he inspired throughout his remarkable career.