Sad New Year Day in Ibadan as drunk driver kills popular radio OAP


Hit by a drunk driver at 11:58pm on Dec 31, Fresh FM OAP Femi Oluwajobi died in Ibadan on New Year Day…

At 11:58pm of December 31 2017, Femi Oluwajobi, broadcast journalist popularly called Captain at Fresh FM Ibadan, was hit by a drunk driver at a spot not-so-far from Yinka Ayefele’s The Music House home of Fresh FM at Challenge area of Ibadan. He subsequently died.

This development resulted in outpouring emotions and eulogies from those who knew Femi particularly those who met him during his career as an on-air personality.

Fresh FM’s ace broadcaster, Rolake Bello was among those that confirmed the development online. Responding to a fan’s inquiry about Femi’s whereabouts, she said he was gone.

Mourning the Radio Music Dynamite of Fresh FM, Seun Bamiro, CEO of YNorth Wears described the deceased as a great supporter of entrepreneurs.

Assuming we knew you were battling for your life, we would have raised one voice in the church to bring you back to life. Still remember your very early morning call on 20th of Dec, asking me to help you get an entrepreneur you will interview on your Programme on Fresh Fm. Immediately I quickly called someone and got it done. You called back to thank me. You also talked about getting more Ibadan Entrepreneurs on the programme,” he posted on Facebook.

He added that the late OAP was planning to launch an online gospel radio this January.

“Can’t believe we will be putting up a candle light for you. May God console your family and we your friends. May God console all the OAPs in Oyo state, may God console Yinka Ayefele and FreshFm Ibadan.”

A candlelight event was held in the evening of January 1 and was attended by various stakeholders including Yinka Ayefele, OAPs and entrepreneurs in Oyo state and several others. Before joining Fresh FM, Femi worked with Space FM, Star FM and BCOS – all in Ibadan. He attended Loyola College Ibadan. He was married and the marriage was blessed with a baby boy.


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