Nigeria broadcaster and producer Dare Best Alabi passed away on the 18th of May 2020.
Tribute to the musicologist, Mr big grammar, Lapatira, the famous broadcaster.
Omowunmi Akinlana Omotola
Olorioko Dare Best Alabi
GONE SO SOON
How you stood by me and got justice for me.
We met through one of your trainees who happens to be my former church member.
He lied to be your co-broadcaster and was collecting huge amount of money from me and mum for the promotion of my song on your program on faaji FM, not knowing he was actually spending the money for his personal use and the care of his family.
My song ran on your program every week and I thought my money was been utilised. After the launching of the album, some truth began to unfold as people actually thought the said man was Mr Opalapatira and was using your name to make money about.
I called you one day and asked why my song stopped running and you were like “I’m just helping you because I know you through my trainee and see a star in you”..
I was dumbfounded and that was how you got to know I’ve been duped.
You made sure the criminal was arrested and brought to justice, and I told you I’m done with music! You said “No!, you’re not there yet”!…
“Don’t give up and don’t be discouraged”
You invited me to an interview on your program at LTV8 which was my first time on Television and you showed me to the whole world without collecting a KOBO.
You introduced me to a well known talented producer in the industry, My oga So-So Peter who produced another album for me with 60% discount cause of you and the remaining money was shared between you and my mum to help me achieved my 3rd album.
That was how i made it back to music and I give glory to God for restoring me with all I lost through you Daddy Olorioko Dare Best-Alabi. I had plans for you but you didn’t just wait for me to do that which I wished to do for you. (Ki ló de!) Why! why!!
Whenever I asked: “Oga why do you do things for free” you said: ” All I ever wish for, is for people to remember me when GONE! and say “AM THE REASON WHY THEY NEVER GAVE UP” …
Now I understand, and now I can say YOU ARE THE REASON WHY I DID’NT GIVE UP.
You are a HERO, an ANGEL, a MENTOR, a FATHER, a CLOSE FRIEND, an ADVISER, a MOTIVATOR and a LEGEND.
Rest on Boss
We love you but God loves you most!
The Remembrance of the good done those we have loved is the only consolation when we have lost them.”
“Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.”
“You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to really FEEL the loss.”
“And then I heard the angel say, ‘he’s with you every day.’”
“The sun, the moon, the wind, the stars, will forever be around, reminding you of the love you shared, and the peace he’s finally found.”
“Once upon a memory someone wiped away a tear, held me close and loved me, Thank you, dear.”
“Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but in thankfulness that he was.” –
“The object is not to forget, but to remember to go on.”
“Those we have held in our arms for a short while we hold in our hearts forever.” Vanity upon Vanity
Good Night Dare Best Alabi Olorioko Dare Best-Alabi
Oluyemi ebunoluwa Itunnu
Somebody should tell how to get over this Loss , this is too much to bear oh God… Grant us the fortitude to bear this great loss… Dare Best is gone indeed. RIP Opalapatira, Olorioko Dare Best-Alabi
Atayese Adekunle Adexs
Bro Dare Olorioko Dare Best-Alabi Olorioko Dare Best-AlabiOlorioko Dare Best-Alabi
Can’t post ur life less pics here Mr. Opalapatira.
I got this kind of shock 8years ago.
When I lost my Dad.
Life is Vanity,
R.l.P. Mr Barakuda.
Bolanle Akinriyibi Soyombo
Lọ́jọ́ ẹ̀mí ò bá fẹ́ gbáyé;
Ọmọ ẹ̀dá kì í gbọ́n.
Lọ́jọ́ okùn ẹ̀mí ó bàá já pàtì;
Kò síhun tọ́lọ́gbọ́n ayé le rí ṣe sí i.
Ká gbọ́n bí Ifá;
Ká mọ̀ràn bí Ọ̀pẹ̀lẹ̀;
Ká lóye lórí bí Ọmọ ilé Ọba;
Ọjọ́ ikú ẹ̀dá ò lábùyẹ̀.
Ikú yẹgi fálábiyamọ.
Gbajúgbajàa sọ̀rọ̀sọ̀rọ̀ ṣàìsí;
Ó fi yeye ẹ̀ sókè-eèpẹ̀.
Dáre wá dewúrẹ́ẹ jẹléjẹlé;
Àlàbí dàgùntàn jẹmọ̀jẹmọ̀.
Olórí-oko ti wá daláàmọ̀;
Tí í jẹun lẹ́bàá ògiri.
Ikú rọ eegun Àlàbí;
Ló bá ju awà sílẹ̀.
Ó dunni ooo!
Ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ mà duni.
Àrùn làwa ẹ̀dá lè rí wò láyé;
Ẹnìkan ò le rọ́jọ́ ikú mú jẹ nínúu wa.
Ẹnìkan ò le dẹ́bọ àlìmúńtù, kó dà.
Ó di gbéré.
Ó di bẹ́ni ń jọni;
Ó di béèyàn ń jọ̀ọ̀yàn.
Ó tún dojú àlá fìrí.
Ó dọjọ́ àjíǹde.
Dáre Best Àlàbí ti relẹ̀ mí-ìn.
Ọmọọba Babátúndé Adéshínà (2020)
As you’re committed to mother Earth today,may heaven forgive all your shortcomings. Rest in peace Olorioko Dare Best-Alabi. Ma sun laya olugbala re.
FIBAN Lagos State will forever miss you.
We cannot forget a great brand like you.
The landmark you created will forever remind us of a great star that you are.
UNCLE Olorioko Dare Best-Alabi….. You told me your struggling life story… Its now time that the story is becoming Glory that death took you away…..
AFRICA WHY…HABA….I COULDN’T SLEEP…..
GBOGBO EYIN OGUN AFOGO SOFO LORUKO JESU KE DOFO……..
IKU MENI IRE LO….GOOD BYE #SIMPLY #THE #BEST AS I USE TO CALL you…..
“OPALAPATIRA” OLORI-OKO Olorioko Dare Olorioko Dare Best-AlabiOlorioko Dare Best-AlabiOlorioko Dare Best-Alabi of no Common Integrity among d Broadcast just passed away and U Will be fondly remembered among friends, relations & Ur loved ones, May Ur Gentle Soul.Rest In Peace, amen.
Eriata Esther Omotayo
So he wouldn’t be able to call my name on air any more… He is always like Esther Taiwo ERIATA he will remove omotayo from my name bcoz of Taiwo… Nawa o this life..
#SweetFm in NTA ABEOKUTA# no more appreciation from my boss to me on air.. Same to Faaji FM and LTV..
Sleep peaceful pappie Olorioko Dare Best-AlabiOlorioko Dare Best-AlabiOlorioko Dare Best-Alabi.
Kehinde Adeyinka Joseph
Rest in the bossom of the Lord. Olorioko Dare BesRest in the bossom of the Lord. Olorioko Dare Best
HONESTLY I DON’T KNOW HOW TO CONTROL MY TEAR AGAIN,,,I DON’T KNOW DAT OUR LAST DISCUSSION,, WILL BE THE LAST DISCUSSION,, OMG Olorioko Dare Best-Alabi ,,SUN RE OOOOO,,,DARE BEST REST IN PEACE OREEEEE
Olorioko Dare Best-Alabi use to be a nice person to me. He always render his best of Abilities to Empowered….. R.i.P sir…lapatira….. We shall meets again
Zaa Legs Idowu Ayinde
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel,inah lilahi wah ina lei rojihun,ara nfumi ni ale ana,you did a lot in my music career,I don’t know what to say Olorioko Dare Best-Alabi R I P.haaaaaaaaa haaaaaa haaaaaa forever in my heart first presenter to interview me live on radio faaji fm with a lot of promises.dare best dide eeee.
So sad that u are no more. May Almighty God console ur family and protect ur children. Rest in peace