A Facebook post by Bolanle Akinriyibi Shoyombo, presenter of Oju Oja on Jordan 105.5 FM says ace broadcaster and producer Dare Best Alabi passed away today.
Without giving much details, she said:
“We lost a vibrant, energetic and veteran broadcaster today.
Mr Opalapatira Olorioko Dare Best-Alabi
This is a great loss to FIBAN Lagos chapter.
We lost a boss, father, brother,adviser and a great talent.😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
May your gentle soul rest in peace.
May God give your family and Fiban family Nationwide the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
And may He put an end to sorrow in our lives.
Alabi before his death was one Nigeria’s most cool-headed and down-to-earth broadcasters. He was said to have been sick for a few days. His phone had been off and some of his friends could not reach him.
Alabi is the award winning broadcaster who anchored Oju Abe every Monday night on Faaji FM, among others.
In one of his interviews, he this of himself: “My name is Dare Best Alabi. I am presenter. I present on radio, television. I am also an MC of a class. I do present “Faaji plus” on Lagos Television every Sunday; I present “Oju Abe” on Faaji FM every Monday night. I also present a programme on Sweet FM Abeokuta, Ogun State every Tuesday. I also have a programme I am presenting on Niger FM UK, called “Faaji Extra.” I have been in this profession for years, and so far I don’t have any regret whatsoever.”