London frontline socialite, Prince Bayo Gbadebo, the Publisher of Prime Magazine, a London based social glossy publication is dead.
He died following a ghastly road accident in the early hours of Saturday morning, presumably coming from a social gathering.
He was aged 47 years.
The car in which he was travelling was said to have rammed into the back of a stationary trailer truck on Sunday morning.
The news of the frontline social activist death broke out in the early hour of Sunday briefly after the accident and within minutes; it was sending terrible sympathy feelings across the city.
Sources claimed that the news was broken to his wife after she was persuaded to leave a wedding party she was attending in London South-East on Sunday morning. The news of his death was broken to family members by his Church pastor.
Our source claimed after Prince Gbadebo’s wife was persuaded from the party on Sunday morning, the party was brought to an abrupt ending.
The amiable Londoner, also a dedicated Church activist only left London for Nigeria last few weeks and had only spoken to a friend about his intention to relocate back home soon.
The plan however had made him in recent times to shuttle between United Kingdom and Nigeria.
According to information reaching EMNnews, the witty, jovial and delectable personality met his untimely death when his car rammed into a trailer in Lagos. Another source claimed the accident occurred on Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Attempts to revive him back to live proved abortive as he was said to have suffered serious inuries following the accident.
The news of his death has shaken London where he had established as a frontline Church activist, business man and popular socialite for almost twenty years.
He is a member of board of trustees of Celestial Church of Christ, (Covenant Parish, in Crystal Palace, South East London. He is also a founding member of the Church which he held dearly to his heart.
A Church member who spoke to Emnnews said Evangelist Gbadebo was a father to all the Church Children and notable generous personality who takes the interest of his family dear to his heart.
His company, Prime News International produces Prime Social Magazine, a personality profile and pictorial News periodical which had gained ground for several years both in United Kingdom, America and Nigeria.
‘Prime Social Magazine’, his brain child is produced with the help of his wife Bunmi, a respectable very humane and easy going dedicated Church goer, who has a journalism background.
He is survived by the wife, Bunmi whom he married 1992 and three children, Emmanuel, Raphel and Gabriel,
Prince Gbadebo hailed from one of the Royal families in Igbajo in Oshun State and before his foreign sojourn attended African Church Grammar School In Ibadan where he completed his Secondary School education.
He arrived in the United Kingdom in the late eighties to early nineties and had ever since settled in the country.
He graduated as a criminologist from Birkbeck University of London in 1994.
In 2007, he completed his Law course from the University of East London where he obtained his LLB.
A source from the committee of friends said his body would be laid to rest in Lagos on July 10 this year.
” His family will ever remain inconsolable because he remained a dedicated family man till his death and takes the interest of his three children very dear to his heart”, said a family source.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.
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