- A piece of news that would sadden the heart of many, Omale OJ popularly referred to as OJBest Footwears, has passed away
- The Nigerian entrepreneur was prominent in the country for making shoes for influential personalities like VP Osinbajo,m Senator Dino Melaye and others
- It was gathered that the young designer was sick and then taken to the hospital but was not responding to treatment, before being taken to church for further attention
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo's shoe designer, Omale OJ popularly known as OJBest Footwears, has passed away.
The Nigerian entrepreneur who went viral for making shoe designs for Osinbajo his demise was announced on Twitter on Sunday evening, February 27, by his sister, PM News reported.
The tweet read:
“PAINFUL EXIT!! Call to Glory, the CEO of OJBest footwear is dead.”
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What happened to OJBest?
According to reports, the young designer was receiving treatment at a hospital before he was moved to a church for further deliverance.
It was gathered that OJ Best died yesterday due to a heart attack, Daily Trust added.
He slept but didn’t wake up.
Others OJBest worked for
Aside from the Vice President, OJBest designed shoes, sandals for other big names like Senator Dino Melaye, Don Jazzy and many others.
Many Nigerians have reacted to the sad development.
They took to the official Facebook page of Legit.ng to pay their last respect to the young lad.
Babatunde Adeola Morounkeji wrote:
"May his soul rest in peace."
Michael Mainasara wrote:
"May your soul rest in the peace.
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"May your soles speak in your demise."
Ataboh Iyeh Sunday wrote:
"Rest in peace brother."
Michaels Optimistic wrote:
"RIP bro, we will miss u."
Onyii Favorite wrote:
"May he find rest in the bosom of the Lord."
Mentor P Abogede Yakubu wrote:
"Rest on OJ, God knows beta we all miss u."
Cheer Up said:
"Oh my God so sad.
"May his soul rest in peace."
Agada Jason wrote:
"May God receive your soul bro
"You will forever be in our heart ."
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