One Year after, Subomi Balogun Remembered

Until his death in May 2023, Otunba Subomi Balogun was a colossus in the Nigerian money market. He was a man of excellence and integrity; a trailblazer in the sector, and an authority who came, saw and conquered all that was to be conquered!

Although he was trained as a lawyer, he came into the financial sector just when the country was in dire need of top intellectuals like him. And in no time, he reshaped the industry and became a household name.

So when he breathed his last, an avalanche of tributes poured in. He would be eternally remembered as one of those who rewrote the story of the country’s financial sector and launched it onto the global map.

The barrage of tributes didn’t come from Nigeria alone. They flowed in from far and wide beyond the shores of Africa, signalling his influence.

And just as the deathless quote of H.W. Longfellow “When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind, lies on the paths of men,’’ last weekend, many converged once again to remember the late banking titan whose contributions to Nigeria’s financial sector remained unsurpassed.

Society Watch gathered that top dignitaries were at the Cathedral Church of Our Saviour, Ijebu Ode, on Saturday, May 18, 2024, for a year remembrance of the late high-flying business guru.

The A-list guests at the remembrance include Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun; former Governor of Bayelsa and now Senator Seriake Dickson; Otunba Gbenga Daniel, billionaire business mogul,  Rasak Okoya (Eleganza); Ogbeni Oja of Ijebuland, Chief Sonny Kuku; Senator Musiliu Obanikoro; wife, children, family members and other personages.

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