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Ogun socialite Afolabi Sodunke buried in Abeokuta

Ogun-based socialite Afolabi Sodunke popularly called Afo Guarantor has been buried in Abeokuta.

The construction guru was buried on Monday with friends and family at the funeral.

He was born on June 2, 1956 at Iporo Ake Abeokuta, to the family of Julius Sodunke (Ntoye of Ijemo) and Nusirat Morin of Morin’s compound, Ago-Oko in Abeokuta.

His father and mother died on October 29, 1982 aged 82 and April 29, 1993 aged 74 respectively.

He told City People in 2019 that his mother was the reason he moved to the south after initial transfer to Kaduna in 1977 to head the northern office as an auditor (auditing for Nigeria Railway, Nigeria Airways, Chad Basin Authority, Federal Housing Authority and Bacita Sugar Company).

“Due to much pressure from my mum who compelled me to move to the south, I came to Lagos and got employed at Mobal/Jimsol Nigeria Limited, Lagos worked for a year as their internal auditor,” he said.

Afo Guarantor was the chairman/CEO of the following companies: Vas-sod Construction Nig Ltd, Vas-sod Oil & Gas International Ltd, Vas-sod Bottling Ltd, Vas-sod Property Ltd, Chairman, Igbesa Business School, Primefort Business School, Primefort Acedemy.

He held roles in several social clubs such as president of Isokan Egba Agenda, vice- president of Lisabi Metropolitan Club of Nigeria; member of Abeokuta Club, and Abeokuta Sports Club; and member of Royalty Club of Egbaland. His favourite musician was Ebenezer Obey.

Afo Guarantor is survived by his wife Abiola Sodunke (nee Olukotun), children and grandchildren.

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