Saturday, 4 October 2014


The late Dotun Oni

-Nigerian Society Mourns The Popular Grandson of Pa. Emmanuel Alayande

Last Sunday, 28 September, 2014, the Nigerian social circuit was thrown into a mourning mood. This was occasioned by the tragic death of Dotun Oni, one of Nigeria’s most prominent Big Boys, who died in Lagos. He died, after suffering an asthma attack.

The ELITES gathered that Dotun had just arrived from London on a Virgin Atlantic flight on that fateful Sunday morning, when he was suddenly seized by the attack. He died before he could be rushed to the hospital. He was aged 51.

Until his death, Dotun was the General Manager (Administration) of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA). Described as a jolly good fellow and humble man, Dotun was from the illustrious Oni family of Ibadan, Oyo State. His grandfather was the late Chief Theophilus Adediran Oni, the great philanthropist and businessman, popularly known as T.A Oni and Sons. Dotun’s mother, Bukola Oni is the daughter of the late Archdeacon Pa. Emmanuel Alayande, the highly venerated educationist and politician.

Notable among some of his cousins are Toyin Adedoyin, the wife of Prince Samuel Adedoyin, Tokunbo Awogboro of Nail Studio, Ronke Kuye and many others.

Since the news of his death broke out last week, members of his family and friends have become very downcast. Worst hit are his wife, Tolu and children, Ore and Femi. So also are his parents, and sisters- Fadeke and Detola.

The ELITES gathered that the burial ceremony of Dotun Oni has been scheduled to take place Ibadan next week. The Wake Keep will take place on Thursday, October 9, at Ibadan Civic Center, ICC, Iwo- Road, Ibadan. The funeral service will hold on Friday, October 10, at St Peter Church, Aremo, Ibadan.

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