Mr. Kehinde Afolabi, Managing Director/CEO, Ken Dallas Hotel, died on Saturday in Lagos.
According to the SIFAX Group boss, the deceased, a caring family man and consummate businessman, was a key part of his life for over 60 years, adding that they enjoyed a special relationship that stood the test of time.
He said: “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. 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 served 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.