Outpouring of Tributes As Radio Nigeria Mourns Pa Adedayo
Tributes are pouring in for the late pioneer head of news, Positive fm Akure, Pa Aderemi Adedayo.
Pa Adedayo passed on Saturday 26th March 2022 at 77yrs.
The glowing tributes are coming from his colleagues in Radio Nigeria, most of whom he trained while in active service.
Below are the tributes to the late septuagenarian.
“Pa Adedayo was a jolly good fellow, he was one of those who launched me into journalism. An editor per excellence through whom I learned a lot during my growing up years on the job. My knowledge of how to handle “Editorial Review” in Newspaper was acquired from this ever- smiling boss turned father. With him the Newsroom and Journalism profession are delightful. Pa Adedayo was one of my strongest backers during my unionism days particularly when I contested as secretary FRCN chapel, secretary Oyo council and chairman Oyo council which I lost. He always monitored my progress and was ever happy to hear of my successes and achievements on the job. Pa Adedayo would always ask of me and pray for me. He used to describe me as “S•T• soap. Ose, ti kii tani lowo, ti kii tani labe. He was fond of me. Pa Adedayo believed in me so much that I also loved him passionately in return. I always asked of his health each time we spoke, I was always happy whenever he sounded well
“I acknowledge the legacy he left behind in mentoring and pioneering efforts at positive FM, Those he trained are doing well now. Glory be to God.Adieu bossAdieu mentorAdieu brotherAdieu, dad in journalism.Till we meet to part no more.S•T Abioduñ, DDN. IZS”.
” I remember working with Mr Adedayo in the newsroom in those days. I vividly recollect his very jovial nature, . No dull moment while working together. He was a thorough editor, that l learnt a lot from. Adieu, our Oga. Was hoping to see you in Akure for the anniversary celebration. O ma se o. Continue to rest in perfect peace..Olubunmi Olalere…….GM, Positive fm Akure”.
“Ha. This is serious so my oga is gone .May his soul rest in peace……Dokun Ladele, GM, Progress fm, Ado EkitI”.
“May the soul of Remi Adedayo find peace in the bosom of the Lord. May God condole the family and friends left behind…….Former Director News, FRCN, Ademola Afolabi”.
“Remi: Thoroughly Likeableby Ayodele Aliyu
Lively soul.Fun filled.Laughter bearer.
Likeable wearer.African wardrober.Nigerian dresser.Yoruba stylish.Culturally consistent.Peace broker.Peace lover.Friend ambassador.Strife hater.
Tireless worker. Newsroom delight. Serene editor.Steaming journalist,Team star.Group motivator.Gender friendly.Silence slicer.
Pressure diffuserNerve smoother.Confidence builder.Career nurturer.
Dialogue initiator.Discourse expounder.Contemporary discussant. Retrospective reach.
Excitable personage.Exciting boss.Generational bridge.Thoroughly peculiar!Rest on, Oga ‘Remi Adedayo, Rest on.
By Ayodele Aliyu, National Broadcast Academy, Lagos”.
“Well,I did not meet Baba Adedayo when I came to Positive FM from Abuja in 2008, but what kept reverberating was the reminisce of the times & deeds of Baba Adedayo. He indeed left his footprints on the sands of time. May God grant him eternal repose…..Mr Adebayo Esho, Assistant Director Admin, FRCN Ibadan Zonal Station, IZS”.
“It is well… May God grant him peaceful repose and comfort the family and friends. Egbon was a great mentor and teacher on the job…. we will miss him sourly”……Femi Bobade, Veteran Journalist.
“Oga Remi Adedayo a teacher with a difference, never angry but scold with style, he’s a mentor and humble RIP…..Sola Ogungbade.”…..Veteran Journalist.
“May God keep the family…..Dupe Isename, Positive fm Akure”.
“Daddy, I received the news of your death with so much sadness, I thought you would still stay with us for a long time but who are we to question the unquestionable God, your maker. You were an embodiment of peace and love. You played that fatherly role in the lives of many of us that passed through you.
You retired many years back but you kept in touch even till this January You thought us the nitty gritty of journalism. You were a rare breed of journalists, you were so brilliant. Your high sense of humour was second to none. The only day I ever saw you moody was the day your mother died. You related with us like we were mates.
Baba, as we fondly called you, may there be light on your path as you journey back to your creator and may your beautiful soul find peace with your creator.
Adieu Baba Aderemi Adedayo……Bukola Bardi, Positive fm Akure”.
“What a sad news? well,we can’t question God for His deed. I may not be coherent in my tribute to a great boss and veteran journalist because I’m perturbed over the pathetic incidence .Baba Remi Adedayo,you have left the sinful world for eternal rest.May God give the family of baba Remi,a prolific and witty professional, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.With sincerity of mind,I’m one of the beneficiaries of your writing skills and virtuous traits. I recall the opportunity I had to see my family when I used to drive you to and fro Ibadan for weekends in your new tokunbo mazda 626 car throughout your stay as Pioneer Head of News, Radio Nigeria Positive fm.Akure.
Adieu Baba Remi Adedayo.Oni gege ara.A ji fi kalamu da’mo lekun a ri se kondukondu…..Sayo Olaniyan.”.Positive fm Akure.
“Oh! What a sad news. Well, all is known to God. May God give the family the fortitude to bear the unbearable loss…..John Ebiofini, Positive fm Akure”.
“Baba is gone, fantastic Veteran Journalist who trained many of us and also influenced our employment by FRCN….. RIP to our Mentor!Hmmm, i don’t even know what to say about a boss who believed so much in me & facilitated my employment with his favourite colleague, Alhaji Animasaun. We spoke twice lately, am just short of words….RIP my mentor & Pioneer Head of News.”..,….Leke Adegbite, Positive fm
“We spoke last month… after I missed his calls twice. We spoke at length and discussed the forthcoming 20th anniversary of Positive FM. I asked if he would come but he said “ Kayode, Ara mi ko ya o, I won’t be able to come but I know Alhaji Animasaun would be there.”I Never knew that’s the last time I would hear from you. Baba, I blessed the day I met you… I glorify God that I started my career in journalism under you. I might not have got it better. Rest on Baba Adedayo… You asked me on that day, in 2006 if I could come for my One Year Industrial Training and said, “you will come and work ni o” My dream of working with a core professional and an independent platform came to pass… Rest in Peace Baba. In All, Glory be to unquestionable God”…..Kayode Animasaun, Positive fm Akure.
“R.i.p.baba Adedayo, although I didn’t meet you in Positve fm when I came I heard about your good works….Victoria Okotete, Positive fm Akure”.
“Baba Adedayo, as he’s fondly called by many of us, was an A-1 and assiduous journalist blessed with a great sense of humour. May his soul find boundless bliss…….Friday Adodo, Positive fm Akure”.
“Aaaa baba AdedayoMay his soul rest in peace…….Dele Adamolekun, Positive fm Akure”.
“BABA ADEDAYO, A TALENTED MAN IN NEWS EDITING, I KNEW BABA IN 2002, WHEN I FIRST CAME TO AKURE FROM IBADAN BEFORE JOINING RADIO NIGERIA, BABA WAS A NICE PERSON. NO DULL MOMENT IN THE STATION, ALWAYS CRACKING JOKES……Suleiman Oladejo, Positive fm Akure”.
“So sad!May his soul rest in peace and May God give solace to the family…..Zaria Ali, Positive fm Akure”.
“May his soul rest in peace, baba you will be greatly missed……..Rotimi Akande, Positive fm Akure”.
“Oga Adedayo’s acumen and penchant for strict compliance with news ideals will be greatly missed.”…….Dr. Yemi Agbeleoba.
” O ma se o,Baba rest in perfect peace, so sad”..Sunkanmi Taiwo, Positive fm Akure.
“Though, I was not present during his active service with positive fm, I heard so much about him, his good works, dedication and passion for the profession and FRCN at large not forgetting his zeal for expansion and helping everyone around him. May his gentle soul rest in peace and may God in his mercies protect the loved ones he left behind”……Isaac Afolabi, Positive fm Akure.
“Hmmmmm….such a friendly boss, a core professional. I can’t forget those days in FRCN Ibadan Zonal Station in 1999 & 2000, when I was privileged to be trained the rudiments of News writing. May God grant his soul eternal rest.”.Funmi Adekoya, Gold fm Ilesha.
“Baba was indeed a great leader, teacher, mentor, father and an exceptional authority in this profession. He sharpened our tooth in the journalism business. Till date, his style of leadership in the newsroom has continuously been my workings, at any gathering – *When it is time to work we work, thereafter, we play and enjoy ourselves. When work comes again we do it immediately and step down every joke/play. May God grant you eternal rest, my great mentor sir”! AYO IKUSEMIJU……..Top Civil Servant in Ondo (He was I.T student under Late Pa Adedayo)
“The first News Editor I met as a young journalism student in Radio Nigeria, very friendly and jovial despite his age, then. May your soul rest in peace Daddy”…Mary Agidi…..Special Assistant To Gov Akeredolu (I.T student under Pa Adedayo)
“Oh dear! Mr Remi Adedayo has passed on? He was a trinity of kindness, humility and humour personified. He will surely be missed. Rest in peace Daddy” Remi……Istifanus Idi Saluk, (A corps member who served under the deceased)