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Dudu Heritage: Ibadan Golf Lovers Mourn

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Ola Ibironke aka Dudu Heritage

Mixed reactions on Monday trailed the death of a popular sports enthusiast and Music promoter, Oladiran Ibironke, popularly known as Dudu Heritage Films with golf lovers in Ibadan especially lamenting.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ibironke, the Captain of Ibadan Golf Club till his sudden death, died on September 12 due to heart failure.

NAN reports that he was married to popular Nollywood actress Bimbo Oshin.

Reacting, a former Lady Captain of Ibadan Golf Club and Tiger Golf Club, Sumbo Oshile, described the sudden departure of Ibironke who was well known as Dudu Heritage as a rude shock to the entire golfers.

“An abrupt exit, while neck-deep preparing for a  historic tournament this weekend. His exit is a reminder to our ephemeral existence.

“He was indeed a gentle soul, easy in his strides, humble in his endeavours, focussed on his goal and a pleasant character.

“He was a good manager of people and the golfing circle where he was head,” Oshile said.

He added that his departure had created a big vacuum in the golfing sector.

Also, Emeka Obi, a Professional Golf Player, described the demise of Ibironke (Dudu Heritage) as a huge shock.

“It’s just sad, because I was at the Ibadan Golf Club with him yesterday (Sunday).

“He came upstairs on Sunday evening and was making some jokes with some on my table.

“As I was seated, he told me to prepare for our match between Otunba Abimbola Davis and Monday Edet on Tuesday.

“He then left to sit on a table behind me with a former Captain Akin Funmilayo and Engineer Olaide.

“Thirty minutes after I left for my house, some people called me and asked what happened to him (Oshin), and that they want to know if it is true that he is dead?

“In all, he was a good man. May his soul rest in perfect peace,” Obi said of the deceased well known as Dudu Heritage in his lifetime. (NAN)

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