The famous traditionalist Chief Yemi Elebuibon a.k.a (Ifa olokun asorodayo) who often features in Yoruba movies lost his son Bibilari Elebuibon a first class in a fatal car accident back in July but it was only announced yesterday while his colleagues were graduating from the University of Ife.
We gathered that when he was called to come and receive the award by the Dean of Faculty of Arts, Prof. Gbemisola Adeoti, his colleagues were unusually silent.
Instead of clapping, as he should expectedly walk out to the stage, the crowd maintained a stoic silence and screamed mournfully.
Some minutes after, the Institution’s Public Relations of Officer, Mr. Abiodun Olanrewaju, announced that a minute silence be observed in honour of the deceased. It was immediately observed both by the students and dignitaries including the representatives of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, Prof. Adamu Rasheed; the Chancellor of the OAU, who is also the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and the Deputy Governor of Osun State, Mrs. Titi Laoye-Tomori.
Bibilari was said to have died in an auto crash at Osogbo, Osun State sometimes in July.