- Late Kehinde Afolabi
By Anthony Nwachukwu
Chairman of Nigeria’s indigenous multinational, SIFAX Group, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, has lamented the loss of his twin brother, Kehinde Afolabi, as a devastating and great loss.
Kehinde, who was the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Ken Dallas Hotel, died on Saturday in Lagos.
The bereaved Afolabi stated that Kehinde, who he described as a caring family man and consummate businessman, was a key part of his life for over 60 years, and with whom they enjoyed a special relationship that stood the test of time.
“It’s quite unfortunate that Kehinde would depart so soon. We celebrated our landmark 60th birthday just few months ago. It was an opportunity for both of us to appreciate God for how far He has taken us in the journey of life,” a statement from the Group Head, Corporate Communications, SIFAX Group, Muyiwa Akande, quoted Dr. Afolabi to say.
“Friends and associates came together on the occasion to also celebrate our modest achievements and contributions to the society. It, however, sounds unbelievable that Kehinde would leave just like that.
“Though we have different personalities – he an extrovert and I an introvert – we complimented each other seamlessly. He devoted his life to the service of his family – both nuclear and extended – friends, associates and humanity.
“His death is a devastating and great loss to me particularly and the Afolabi family in general. I will greatly miss his friendship, sense of devotion and dedication to beneficial social cause, which saw him serve on the board of the Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation (AAAF), through which various less-privileged individuals across the country have found succour.”
The deceased is survived by a wife, children, siblings and family.