Tolu’s sudden departure serves as a stark reminder of the fragility of life and the timeless nature of death. As a beloved protégé and friend, Tolu’s presence was deeply valued and his loss feels akin to burying a cherished family member. His impact on Insight Grey Communications and MediaReach OMD, along with the lives he touched, will not be forgotten.
The outpouring of support and condolences from colleagues, friends, and the broader community is a testament to the indelible mark Tolu left on the industry and the hearts of those who knew him. As the AMA board and fellow colleagues mourn his passing, they express gratitude for Tolu’s life and offer prayers for his eternal rest.
In this time of grief, Tolu’s wife, Shola, and their children, Tomiwa and Timilehin, draw strength from the exceptional legacies Tolu built, the love they shared, and the abundant grace and mercy bestowed upon them. Tolu’s memory will continue to inspire and guide those who were fortunate enough to have known him.
Farewell, Tolu, may you find everlasting peace.
- Tolu’s Journey: Tolu joined Insight Grey Communications in 1990 as part of the agency’s management trainee program. He quickly became an integral member of the team, particularly excelling in the media department. After leaving Insight, Tolu continued to pursue his career in media, receiving further education and eventually becoming the managing director of MediaReach OMD in 1999.
- Compassionate Leadership: Tolu’s leadership style was characterized by a unique blend of thoroughness and compassion. He successfully balanced the demands of the corporate world with his innate kindness, always treating his staff with care and understanding. Acts of kindness and compassion, both big and small, were a regular part of Tolu’s approach to running his organization, leaving a lasting impact on those around him.
- Legacy and Family: Tolu’s legacy extends beyond his professional achievements. He leaves behind two fine sons, Tomiwa and Timilehin, who he imparted with strong values and aspirations for success. Despite the immense grief caused by his passing, Tolu’s family finds solace in the cherished memories, the love they shared, and the remarkable legacies he left behind.