This rare gem - from a humble background of Iponda, Ilesha; born to a father who traded across the western part of Nigeria and finally settled in Ikorodu, Lagos, was destined for greatness. In a time when just a few desired, and were able to be educated, he was hell bent to be and deviated from his father's trade/farming to go to school at an advanced age.
Chief A. O. Oshunloye weathered the storm finished primary and secondary school and went on to Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, where he graduated as a mechanical engineer. He then joined BEWAC and worked diligently which earned him a scholarship to study automobile engineering in Birmingham, UK. He was in the UK for five years, completed his studies and worked for a while before going back to BEWAC in Nigeira.
He quickly rose across the ranks and eventually moved to Mobil Oil Nigeria, now ExxonMobil, where he worked for 19 years in various capacities and retired in 1984 as a manager of the Apapa terminal Lagos.
After his retirement, he went into a few businesses including an automobile workshop where he trained many who are doing well till date.
Chief A. O. Oshunloye lived an exemplary life worthy of emulation. He was a role model, a content, happy, funny, jovial, disciplined man to mention a few. He was filled with stories of old that leaves you wondering 'how did he emerge a success'. He cared for family, friends and relatives.
He survived by his wives and children; Nike Oshunloye, Wole Oshunloye, Mrs Tola Jegede, Niyi Oshunloye, Mrs Ladun Adewunmi, Kanmi Oshunloye, Mrs Wunmi Olatunji, Tunde Oshunloye, Tunji Oshunloye and Toun Oshunloye. With brothers, sisters and other relatives.
He will be dearly missed by all of us...he radiated love with no dimension.
Daddy, Papa (Olota Giri Agba) may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.