Otunba Kunle Olasope who is a native of Efon-Alaaye in Ekiti State has been confirmed to have died in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Sunday 6th of October 2019 at the age of 82.
The former Secretary-General of the Efo-Alaaye Development League, Prince Adeyemi Adejoju confirmed the death of the legendary broadcaster Olasope. Until his passage, the chairman, Board of Trustees of the League, stated that late ‘Olohun Iyo’ of Africa served Ekiti and Nigeria to the best of his abilities while he lived.
Kunle Olasope was indeed a great ambassador on many fronts and a renowned philanthropist.
“May the Lord Almighty continue to console all, both his nuclear family as well as his extended family and also the Ekiti West Diocese of Anglican Communion and Efon Alaaye community at large,” Adejolu stated.
Otunba Kunle Olasope was the first-ever male face and voice on television in Africa when the Western Nigeria Television was established in Ibadan, Oyo State by the then Western Regional Government of Chief Obafemi Awolowo. He was a prominent community leader, socialite and a devoted member of St Paul’s Anglican Church, Efon Alaaye, Olasope, who was a receiver of so many awards. He was also honoured with the Member of the Order of Niger (MON) by the Federal Government.
The legendary broadcaster was Chief Press Secretary to the then Ogun State Governor Olabisi Onabanjo between 1979 and 2003.
Olasope was also the Chairman of Ekiti State Broadcasting Service which he served under former Governor Adeniyi Adebayo.